GirlGI | Girl Gone International Issue 6 - Page 36

For the past three years, I have continued to blog - racking up more than 800 posts - about the political situation and human rights violations in Yemen. Although the stories sometimes make me feel hopeless and have been a source of vivid nightmares, blogging helps me make sense of the situation at home. Through my travels and talks, I meet many young people from all over the world who tell me that my blog makes them feel solidarity with the Yemeni struggle for justice and democracy. I am also in close touch with Yemeni activists and help them with technical support, social media or with organizational matters. Writing has shown me that resistance is the best response against injustice and the sometimes inhuman practices surrounding us.