The daughter of exiled Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has been seen in the United States after her dad was forced into asylum in Dubai after the Taliban took over Afghanistan
Mariam Ghani, 42, was captured walking with a friend on Thursday, August 19, after her dad was granted asylum in Dubai on ‘humanitarian grounds’ after escaping from Afghanistan in a helicopter purportedly stacked with $169 million in cash.
Ghani has been in New York City for several years, settling in a comfortable space in an extravagance in Brooklyn’s Clinton Hill neighborhood, according to the New York Post.
The visual artist and filmmaker was brought up in the United States, and she has spent her adult life establishing a career in art and teaching. Her work has been shown in museums around the world, including the Tate Modern for London and the Guggenheim and MOMA in New York.
She attended New York University as well as School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. She joined the faculty of Vermont’s Bennington College in 2018.
According to her Guggenheim biography, Ghani grew up in “exile” and couldn’t travel back to Afghanistan until she was 24 , in 2002.
Ghani, who has refused to speak with reporters about the Taliban’s ongoing takeover of Afghanistan, is asking Americans to advocate for Afghans whose lives have been and keep on being affected by the rebellion.
She responded to the question, ‘What can we do to help Afghans right now?’ on social media on Tuesday.
‘Thank you to everyone who has checked in and reached out in solidarity over the last few days. It means a lot to me,’ she wrote, adding that she is ‘working feverishly to do anything [she] can on their behalf.’
Checkout her post below;