Always Hope

Trigger warning: Before watching this video, please be aware that it contains references to rape and torture.

I want [young women] to understand that whatever happens in life, to keep strong and to continue in life. And it’s not like you’re going to forget or when it’s passed, it’s going to be behind you. No, you live with it. You’re never going to forget, but you have to live your life, do things. You have to keep walking, keep doing things, and have rage to make us go forward.

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JS created this story as a participant in the Her{connect}her program ( by Footage ( In Her{connect}Her, displaced young women communicate their experiences using arts-based methods and mobile phones in order to understand their strengths, needs, hopes, and perspectives. Footage is a NGO with a mission to raise voices to elevate lives through creative research, media arts, and the science of storytelling.