Keep on Dancing and Be Free by Jenny

Jenny addresses her story to her sister, who she lost several years ago to an accidental overdose. They come from a fundamentalist Christian family in the U.S. and were sent on a plane to an undisclosed location to undergo female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) as girls. Jenny wonders whether her sister experienced the same painful physical and emotional impacts she did, and expresses the wish that they had been able to talk about something that was shrouded in shame and silence as they grew into adulthood.

This story was created in a workshop led by StoryCenter, in collaboration with Sahiyo, and Threads for Wellbeing, and funded by the Wallace Global Fund.





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