I picked this story because it’s my own experience. I was traumatized deeply from that, and it was very hard for me to get out of this experience and get out of these thoughts. I said yes to this project because I was traumatized deeply and I needed that psychological treatment and I realized that here in the project I could do that. I also have this strong feeling that I really want to help other girls because there is so much violence here taking place. I feel that I was able to give something to other women because telling the story and going through the trauma is very hard but it’s really a victory. We speak about it and we listen to the stories of other girls and we’re all living them together.
Photo credit: Images provided by Footage and by the storyteller.

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U ‘U’ created this story as a participant in the Girl-talk-Girl program ( by Footage ( 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.