Ayah Abushammalah

Ayah is studying English literature at the Islamic University of Gaza. English is her favorite subject (obviously!) and she aspires to become a translator one day. That is why she tries to read and write every day, and has conversations with her sisters and brothers in English to perfect her social-communication skills. But Ayah also wants to learn Spanish.

She admits to daydreaming about a more modern society, in which people can visit movie theatres, plays and amusement parks. "I wonder," she says, "what life would look like then?" These are some of the thoughts that fill her mind before she sleeps.