I became awestruck as I stood behind my lens, took my first step towards Asma's home at the Zaatari Refugee Camp, then composed and captured this monumental moment in time.
I was there on assignment to document behind-the-scenes for HOME Storytellers upcoming documentary film. I was immediately taken back with the beautiful display of joy spreading from human to human among the hot, dry, desert air and sun. After overcoming many obstacles, we finally were inside this high security compound. The following visual story captures with true authenticity a look into Asma's "day in the life". A life full of dedication, resilience, love, hope, inspiration, human connection, self-reliance, womanhood and most of all, empowerment.