[This is] the most powerful and yet, the most horrible story in my life. I still cannot realize how I managed to get in between the bars, because it was very, very thin. I don’t know how I could do that. That is the strongest point of my story and for me still. [What] I want [other women] to know is that if at some point in their lives, they have a similar situation, that they will pull themselves together and fight… There are not only evil people out there, there are a lot of good people that will help and that will support them. Trust yourself, and be brave, strong, and bold. 

Photo credit: Images provided by Footage and by the storyteller.

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‘V’ 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.