Bayat said her work has just begun and that her voice is raised for Afghan women who cannot speak out for themselves.
“My heart will always be in Afghanistan with the people of Afghanistan,” said Bayat. “I promise for the people of Afghanistan to work for them and to serve for them.”
Bayat is working to help her parents evacuate Afghanistan.
In the meantime, Bayat hopes to pursue her doctorate and write a book about her experiences and people.
Reyes and his team are still helping Afghan refugees. If you’d like to support Bayat, her family, or other Afghan refugees, Reyes said to reach out to them directly at [email protected]