What you write about will be based on what your experiences have been. You may have more than one story to tell. Below are examples of how a forced genital cutting may be part of your life’s history, and a story worth telling. Please, put your stories down in words.

  • You remember-or have nightmares about-being forced to endure a genitally cutting.
  • You don’t remember being cut, but feel your quality of life is reduced as a result of it.
  • You have suffered the consequences of a genital cutting.
  • You regret having had your son circumcised, daughter genitally cut, or intersex child surgically altered.
  • You participated in a genital cutting, voluntarily or involuntarily.
  • You tried to stop a genital cutting.
  • You witnessed someone else’s cutting.
  • You are in a relationship with someone who has been genitally cut.

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