Angelina Jolie has joined Instagram, using the platform to draw attention to the situation in Afghanistan. Jolie is an intensely private celebrity who had no official social media prior to this.
Jolie joined Instagram on Friday, posting a letter she says she received from a teenage Afghan girl, whose name and location has been blurred. In the letter, the girl expresses her worries and fear over life under the Taliban, writing that "we are imprisoned again."
"Before Taliban came in ... we all had rights, we were able to defend our rights freely," the letter reads. "But when they come, we are all afraid of them, and we think all our dreams are gone."
Jolie, who is is a special envoy for the United Nations Refugee Agency, wrote in her caption that she plans on sharing the stories of people across the world "who are fighting for their basic human rights."
"I was on the border of Afghanistan two weeks before 9/11, where I met Afghan refugees who had fled the Taliban. This was twenty years ago. It is sickening to watch Afghans being displaced yet again out of the fear and uncertainty that has gripped their country," Jolie wrote. "To spend so much time and money, to have blood shed and lives lost only to come to this, is a failure almost impossible to understand."