Anisa Mahmoud Ulrich
Lifting the Chaderi My life as an Afghan refugee During the Taliban era in Afghanistan, women were made to wear the chaderi, a tent-like veil that covers the entire body and face. However, in the liberal 1970s, women in the capital city of Kabul typically wore Western-style clothing. After war breaks out and her country is overcome with bombs and death, 22-year-old Anisa must don the veil for the first time and flee her country as a refugee. The journey is long and dangerous, over a treacherous mountain pass. She leaves most of her family and friends behind in order to find peace in a land where she can be free: America.