“I study psychology. During the first days of my studies, they gave us an assignment where all the students had to talk to a complete stranger about their struggles. I remember walking around all day trying to find the courage to do so but I couldn’t. I wasn’t ready. So I looked up to the sky and I talked to god. I shared everything that was weighing on my heart. I was upset with myself that I couldn’t find the courage to talk to a stranger. I always knew that sharing your struggles with other people is hard but that day I actually experienced how difficult it can be..”
(Tunis, Tunisia)

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