Maternity Leave

My point is that women which get back from maternity leave should not be afraid to claim their rights.

I was reflecting about violence and gender-based violence, and I remembered that I have a brand new apron in my wardrobe, and I haven’t used it even once in three years. And, it’s not because there was no opportunity. I could have taken it to work, but I always start thinking, it’s white… it can be easily soiled. And yesterday, I confessed to myself that it’s because I just don’t want to touch it and to remember my previous job.

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L 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.