Saturday (Aug. 14) morning she received a call from her younger brother. He told her the city where her family lives has been taken over by the Taliban.
“He was extremely scared and panicked. I panicked as well,” Spanta said. “It breaks my heart. It’s an unfortunate time for Afghanistan.”
Her two little sisters still live in Afghanistan. She is worried for them because of how women are treated by the Taliban.
“Scared for their lives. In Afghanistan, women are not considered equal to men and they deserve to bloom. They deserve the right to have the basic rights,” Spanta said.
Spanta came to the United States as a refugee when she was a little girl. She hates that her loved ones have to go through what she remembers as a rough experience.
“My family and I got misplaced. It was very difficult. It was a hard time not knowing if you’re going to live or not live. Being scared. It was tough,” Spanta said.
Spanta emphasized the importance of helping the people young women over in Afghanistan with education and other donations. If you would like to help, click the link here.