Again and again I went through that pain. I lost my sense of trust in people. I was absolutely afraid to go out in the evenings. And I began to doubt every man that passed me.

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‘U-Y’ created this story as a participant in the Girl-talk-Girl program (girltalkgirl.org) by Footage (footageproject.org). Girl-talk-Girl connects young women worldwide, using mobile digital storytelling to spark dialogue and change around the gender-based violence present in their lives. Footage is a NGO with a mission to raise voices to elevate lives through creative research, media arts, and the science of storytelling.