In a strange twist of fate, Sher and I seem to have become Dushan-lebrities in the course of the past 72 hours, after I posted a short video we made about all the harassment we experience while running. Since the video went live on Monday, it’s been watched almost 9,000 times by Dushanbinci. Take a look for yourself here.
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I am in line to have my blood drawn at an HIV clinic on the outskirts of Dushanbe with seven or eight other people. Two women with leopard-print head scarves in slightly different patterns of leopard-print are working hard to distract a fretful year-old child with feverish cheeks firmly encased in a powder-blue snow parka and matching tasseled hat.