From Afghanistan, alumna of New York University and Columbia University, and currently living in New York City and working with GroupM.
Latest posts by Samea Shanori
"We're caught in the middle. End of story."
"Stop deporting minors. Or even better, stop all deportation of refugees."
"Let Afghanistan heal! Fighting each other and losing precious lives is what the enemy wants! Come to your senses!"
After decades of mixed hospitality, Islamabad says it can no longer host refugees from its war-torn neighbour.
Remembering Some of Afghanistan's Brightest Lights, Killed in the Attack on a Renowned Kabul University
“I will keep my wings open, my music loud; no matter how much you keep me in the dark. Hello! Do you hear me? I am Afghanistan.”
"Never can a bomb silence the voice for justice and equality."
"Everybody is leaving Afghanistan. The only people who will be left there are President Ashraf Ghani and [Chief Executive] Abdullah Abdullah!"
All Afghans are affected by the country's ongoing crisis of governance, but it is the long-suffering Hazara minority that has run out of patience fastest.
"Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai watched @SAFFSuzukiCup #football match from his home sitting on a mattress with green tea."
"My dad just asked me to make him tea when it's 84 degrees outside #GrowingUpAfghan."
"What happened in #Kabul today was absolutely against the law, Sharia law and does NOT represent Muslims in Afghanistan."
"Women's rights in Afghanistan can only go so far, until men stand for it too."
The Afghan national team is preparing for its first ever Cricket World Cup, an event that is being treasured by the country's diverse population.
After thirteen years as President of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai has said goodbye to the Arg he inhabited for so long. Even Afghans that hated him now find themselves feeling sentimental.
In a powerful display of civic solidarity, Afghan society has finally spoken out against rape crimes. But could it not have done so without demanding the death penalty?
With tensions between supporters of presidential candidates Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah threatening to boil over, a group of young Afghans are dumping ice on troubled water.
Whether they were "ghost votes" or "clean votes" Ashraf Ghani appears to have more of them than his bitter rival for the Afghan presidency, Abdullah Abdullah. So, what happens next?
In April, Afghans participated in the first round of historic presidential elections. In the second round, Taliban militants sliced off Afghan fingers, but millions of votes were cast anyway.
Afghans have faced down the Taliban and their votes are being counted. Meanwhile, one candidate is already declaring himself the first round's preliminary leader.
Afghanistan's voters are in a defiant mood as they ready themselves for the polls, ignoring an intensification of civillian-focused attacks by "desperate" Taliban insurgents.