1. Oakwood School, North Hollywood, CA
in partnership with
Maryam School, Kabul, Afghanistan
Mother –Daughter Photo Exhibition
Global Citizens in Action
May 2, 2013
2. Oakwood Mother-
3. Letters from Maryam Students
4. Photos from
5. Arley & Mom
6. Mursal & Mom
7. Lily & Mom
8. Izzie & Mom
9. Sahra & Mom
10. Maddie & Mom
11. [differences and similarities]
Career-wise, completely different: I don't want
to work in fashion. However, my mom plays a
dual role as both parent and a full-time
worker, which I admire. I want to be able to
play both parts as well. Also, my mom focuses
on her mental well-being by being a yogi.
Although I hate yoga, I want to experience life
paying attention to my emotions, not ignoring
them to make life easier. However, the idea of
my future is constantly changing.
Olivia & Mom
12. [differences and similarities]
The person I am today has a lot to do with the way my mom
raised me. My mom has taught me the pleasures of
traveling, which has really impacted my life and the way that I
look at things. Because of her enthusiasm about the world I
have been given amazing opportunities to be immersed in
different cultures. When it comes to the smaller things, at the
moment I don’t really have any specifics, and of course I am
going to want to live them differently. But because she raised
me she will always have an influence on the way that I live my
Phoebe & Mom
13. Shamsia & Mom
14. Rachel & Mom
15. [differences and similarities]
Rosie: I expect my life to be very different from
my mother’s. My mother's mother left my mom
when she was two years old and was a terrible
influence on her throughout her whole life. I
think my mom is such a phenomenal mother
because of the lack of a mother figure she had.
She wanted to be for me what she could never
have. So with her wonderful influence to guide
me through the beginning of my life, I will have
a lot more of the support that my mother had to
find on her own.
Rosie & Mom
16. Ryanna & Mom
17. Zuhal & Mom
18. Sophie & Mom
19. Sara & Mom
20. Nilab: I never hide anything from my mom and she is
aware of all my works. It makes our relationship good.
Zainab (Mother): I am happy with the way my
daughter is because it gives me the feeling that in
addition to being a mom I am a good friend of hers.
Nilab: My mother provides me whatever I need and
she tries her best to keep me happy in life.
Nilab: Yes, I want to lead a similar life as my mom.
Patuny: My mom knows all my secrets and we are like
Mother: I am lucky to have a daughter like Patuny. She is
so open minded and close to me.
Patuny: My mom Supports me in my studies and all steps
in my life.
Patuny: I want to lead my live different from my mom. I
want to study and become a doctor and have a different
Nazanin: I have a happy life with my mom, with so many
Mother: I appreciate my daughter’s being in my life.
Nazanin: My mother supports me whenever I take a big
decision in my life, and it makes me successful.
Nazanin: Yes, I want to lead a similar life as my mom
Fiona & Mom
Patuny & Mom
Nizanin & Mom
Nilab & Mom
21. Yalda: In general, I have a friendly relationship
with my mom. She is not only my mom but acts
as my friend and sister too.
Rabia (Mother): In all the situations we are with
each other and we understand each other’s
sadness and happiness.
Yalda: My mom encourages me to study. She
helps me in my school lessons.
Yalda: I want to lead a similar life to what my
Alia: we have a friendly relationship, which is really
tight and close.
Hafiza (Mother): it feels great when I listen to my
daughter at the time when she needs me.
Aliza: My mother supports me to do good things. She
is my big support whenever I need her.
Aliza: I want to lead my life the same as my mother
because she is a hardworking and kind woman not
only in her house but also in her job and society.
Nilofar: My mother always thinks of providing me
whatever I need. And she always helps me in my
Nor Zia (Mother): I want to try my best to help my
daughter and to not leave her alone .
Nilofar: My mother keeps me from the things which
make me sad. She always gives advice and guides
me to do good things.
Nilofar: Yes, I want to lead a similar life as my
Muhajira: I have a good and friendly relationship
with my mom. I go shopping with her and I enjoy
my life with her.
Marzia (Mother): My life is so beautiful with my
Muhajira: My mother supports me in every good
thing that I do in my life.
Muhajira: I want to live different from my mom.
Yalda & Mom
Helen & Mom Alia & Mom
Muhaijira & Mom
Nilofar & Mom