As I transcribe interviews for my new documentary, The Injured Body, I will be posting short excerpts from the conversations we filmed (cinematography by Rajesh Barnabas).
Here is Ayni Ali: 24 at the time of filming, a student at RIT, and a volunteer for Refugees Helping Refugees.
Her answer to where her drive (the fire that seems to animate her actions and words) comes from:
‘I think from being raised by a woman (laughs). I was raised by my grandmother. I’ve had strong women around me all this time.