Died Age 17
Shafilea Ahmed DOB: 14th July 14 1986
I don't pretend like we're the
perfect family no more
Desire to live is burning
My stomach is burning
But all they think about is honour
I was like a normal teenage kid
Didn't ask 2 much
I jus wanted to fit in
But my culture was different
But my family ignored
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Is it normal to miss my family?
Am I a bad person for doing this to my family?
How can I manage risk from my family?
I think I regret my decision, did I do the right thing?
I have ended up lonely, maybe it was better to stay
They are telling me to come home, they say my
mother is sick?
It’s my birthday and no one cares if I am dead or
My children don’t have their family anymore now,
have I ruined their future?
Am I shameful, I do so many things that would be
seen as shameful by my family?
Why me? Am I the only one to do this to my
Am I cursed, is this kismet, am I mad and bad?
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