Kurdish Human Rights Hero, Rez Gardi: Wanting More Than Safety Seemed Ungrateful

She was born stateless in the slums of a refugee camp in Pakistan. There were no Disney fairy tales before the bedtime. Instead, Rez Gardi (29) was raised listening to stories about her parents risking lives to defend the rights of Kurds. She grew up fighting the wrong labels, cruel assumptions and prejudices that have set her life path: Rez became the first ever female Kurd who graduated from Harvard Law School and is now teaching refugees around the world that nobody has the right to crush their dreams.