Everyone has a story to tell, and Melissa from Turkey was no different. I got in touch with her on Opentalk; I was brought up in a liberal suburb in America I had no idea how much another struggle to follow their dreams and sometimes these dreams consist of saving a million dreams.
“I used to want to save the world. To end war and bring peace to mankind. But then, I glimpsed the darkness that lives within their light. I learned that inside every one of them, there will always be both. The choice each must make for themselves – something no hero will ever defeat. I’ve touched the darkness that lives in between the light. Seen the worst of this world, and the best. Seen the terrible things men do to each other in the name of hatred, and the lengths they’ll go to for love. Now I know. Only love can save this world. So I stay. I fight, and I give… for the world I know can be. This is my mission, now. For ever.” – Wonder Woman
Melissa is a 19-year-old girl studying medical in Turkey and lost her family three years back to a car accident, her relatives took over everything, and that didn’t stop her from pursuing her dreams. She works as a night shift waitress at a diner, and in the morning she pursues her degree.