Zelie's second birthday at Maria's home on October 26, 2019. The “annual" Whatsapp with Ahmed, Zelie’s father, on November 2, 2019. The letter I’ve written for Zelie to open when she’s 7 and in which I explain the enigma of her date of birth. I broke up with Ahmed when I was 8 months pregnant. The pressure from his Egyptian Muslim family was too much for me and our relationship. The cultural differences, the fears and the threats….. it was over.