Jin Jiyan Azadi...

...translates to "women life freedom". I have so much respect and love for Kurdish women, from my grandmother to my mother to my aunts and sisters to the freedom fighters holding it down for humanity on the front lines. 

I came across Sonja Hamad's photo series of the female Kurdish freedom fighters in Sinjar, this weekend, and I have not been able to stop staring at the photos. They're beautiful, they're haunting, they're capable of making you stop and wonder if you're doing your part to help humanity. And in comparison, not nearly enough...

Much love and respect for my fellow Kurds, our struggles and what feels like a never-ending battle will not be in vain. Thank you to ALL of the soldiers, organizations and leaders trying to keep what we've held for so long safe and for risking their lives for us. HAR BIJI KURD. 

LOVE & LIGHT, 

sayran