The whole time, I was planning my escape By Samra Zafar | Photography by Luis Mora | I was 16 when I was forced to marry a stranger and move from the United Arab Emirates to Canada.The whole time, I was planning my escape hen I was a kid, my only goal was to get a good education.But I needed to be very discreet, because my family life makes me happy and I didn’t want to change anything to it.I’ve met many charming men who have been very nice to me.
Over the next decade, I was isolated, humiliated and assaulted.I dreamed of attending Harvard or Stanford, and planned to become a doctor one day. She didn’t crack a smile, and I realized she was serious. “I’m not ready for marriage.” She told me that I was lucky. The woman thought I’d make a perfect match for her brother—I was very tall, and he was six foot two.I was the eldest of four daughters in a Pakistani Muslim family. The offer came from a nice man who lived in Canada. “They’re going to look so great together in pictures,” she had said to my mother.I had a relationship with one of them for over a year.We have shared wonderful moments, we spent nights and even weekends together…If you are at an office or shared network, you can ask the network administrator to run a scan across the network looking for misconfigured or infected devices.