RAQQA – British Kimmie Taylor went to Rojava to write the women’s revolution and then joined the operation to liberate Raqqa. She said, “I joined the operation for women captured by Daesh. I joined the operation to find out the answers of the questions; what is women’s ideology? What is the goal we pursue in these lands? I would like to thank those who keep this thought in these lands. This revolution gives me a new life. I put this understanding and mentality in my all life. I am so glad to have this revolution.”
Kimmie Taylor (Zilan Dilber) came to Rojava from UK for a 10-day project and then joined the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). Kimmie, who started to work in the community as soon as she came to Rojava, learned Kurdish language by taking course from Kurdish Language Society. 27-year-old Kimmie is now fighting in the third phase of Operation Wrath of Euphrates launched to liberate Raqqa. Kimmie said she was a journalist and had travelled many countries in Africa, Latin America and then China.
Stating that she came to Rojava in the first months of 2016 to write about the women’s revolution, Kimmie said, “I came here for a 10-day project. I came here to write the women’s revolution. But after coming here, my life completely changed. The society and the approach to women have affected me very much and I decided to stay here. I am also a journalist writing articles in behalf of socialist groups in UK. I have visited Africa, Latin America and China. All of them have capitalist system and we could even breathe there.”
‘I learned Kurdish language’
Expressing that a great thought was built in the Syrian lands, while in the other places that thought was always a theory, in Rojava it is practiced, Kimmie said she those practices affected ideas and that she was excited to live in this practice. Indicating that she had difficulty for language when she came to Rojava, Kimmie said she learned the Kurdish language by having course from Kurdish Language Society. Kimmie said, “First I solved my language problem. I learned the Kurdish language and now I can speak into Kurdish. Then I carried out works in homes and community in Rojava. Talking to them improved my language.”
Mentioning that she had contacted to her family several times after coming to Rojava, Kimmie said her family, particularly her father, became happy to learn that she came to Rojava. Kimmie said, “I called my father and talked to him. He was very happy. I told him about the life here and how I was excited. He was also excited and told me, “Learn the revolution there and then come back to England we practice the revolution here”.
‘I am so glad to have this revolution’
Kimmie stated that whole world knows the ongoing war in Syria and female fighters in Rojava. Kimmie stated that female fighters launched an operation to take Daesh’s capital and continued to talk as follows; “I joined the operation for women captured by Daesh. I joined the operation to find out the answers of the questions; what is women’s ideology? What is the goal we pursue in these lands? I would like to thank those who keep this thought in these lands. This revolution gives me a new life. I put this understanding and mentality in my all life. I am so glad to have this revolution. I am very happy to be here.”