ANGELINA JOLIE LAUNCHES ON INSTAGRAM WITH A LETTER FROM A TEENAGE GIRL IN AFGHANISTAN (AND HAS MORE THAN 5 MILLION 'FOLLOWERS' IN ONE DAY)
Angelina Jolie has opened an Instagram account to publish a letter sent to her by a teenage girl from Afghanistan explaining the situation in her country taken over by the Taliban and recounting her experience in the first person, when they arrived at her house: "When they arrived, We were all afraid and we think that our dreams are gone. We believe that our rights have been violated and we cannot leave. " "We all lost our freedom and are incarcerated again."
The actress and activist, who recently wrote an opinion piece in Time about the United States' exit from Afghanistan and the impact it will have on the country's population, especially women and children, once again denounces that "the Afghan people are losing their ability to communicate on social media and to express oneself freely ". "It is disgusting to see Afghans being displaced once again by the fear and uncertainty that has gripped their country. Spending so much time and money, spilling blood and losing lives just to get to this is an almost impossible failure to understand. Seeing for decades how Afghan refugees, some of the most capable people in the world, are treated like a burden is also sickening. Knowing that if they had the tools and the respect, how much they would do for themselves. And meet so many women and girls. that they not only wanted an education, they fought for it, "he writes.
This is the reason why Jolie has wanted to be part of the social network, "to share their stories and the voices of those around the world who fight for their basic human rights," he explained in his first and, for the moment, single post. A new member of Instagram, in whose bio she is defined as "mother, film director and special envoy of the UN Agency for Refugees", who has broken records. In less than 24 hours she has 5.3 million followers.