Thrace, Greece 2017
Kezban 21, ready to jump off a tree in the Nestos river near the city of Xanthi. Kezban was raised in the western city of Xanthi and comes from the Pomak village of Dimario. She is the first girl in her family that has had the chance to be educated. It is important to keep in mind that until very recently, only a small part of the community had access to high school education and that up until the early 1990s, girls did not pursue their studies beyond primary school. Today Kezban attends the Kapodistrian University of Athens.