Siti Kusujiarti - “Ketika Aku Kehilangan Diriku (The Day I Lost My Voice)”

Themes of silencing and betrayal anchor this story, in which Siti describes the ceremony surrounding her experience of FGM/C. Siti and her sister were dressed up, told to behave, washed with cold water, and cautioned to be quiet, before being cut. They sat quietly while guests at their family home celebrated with food. But Siti is determined now that her voice will be heard.

This story was created in a workshop led by StoryCenter, in collaboration with Sahiyo,  and Threads for Wellbeing, and funded by the Wallace Global Foundation. Read more about her story here:

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