Sahiyo Stories - Unfiltered
This story was created in a workshop organized and led by StoryCenter (www.storycenter.org), in collaboration with Sahiyo: United to End Female Genital Cutting (sahiyo.com). In this deeply honest piece, Salma talks about the silencing of any discussion about feelings, in her family, and then reveals her memories of undergoing khatna (female genital cutting), which she buried deep within herself for years. Now, Salma is finding that talking about her experience is making her braver, and she hopes her story will do the same for others.
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Seeing Sahiyo Stories on Female Genital Cutting Come to Life
By Mariya Taher As an alumni of the Women’s Foundation of California’s Women’s Policy Institute, I was invited to attend a storytelling workshop hosted by StoryCenter in March 2017, in which I created a digital video story about my advocacy work to end Female Genital Cutting (FGC). I advocate against FGC because for centuries, women…