Ramziyah (42 years old, still living in the north of Syria) only went to school for six years, but fell in love with poetry after finding poems while cleaning her brothers room. She got married at the age of 16 and forgot about her passion, until four years ago the demonstrations started: she started hoping for a better life, and started writing poems again. When she walks through the streets of her hometown Aleppo, she imagines she writes poems on the tiles. ––––– #Womenofsyria tells the stories of real Syrian women. Not refugees, but the ones that stayed behind. The project uses illustrations instead of photos mainly because the women are afraid of being exposed to the regime of Assad.
Source: Women of Syria, Syrian Women's Network