I encourage survivors of female genital mutilation to share their stories. One voice can crack a stone wall but tens of thousands will bring down that wall.

According to the AHA Foundation, 19,000 women and girls are at risk of female genital mutilation in Pennsylvania   HARRISBURG, Pa. (WKBN) – Democratic and Republican lawmakers came out in support of a bill that would make the act of female genital mutilation, or FGM, illegal...
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It was an Emotional but Successful Workshop

On May 20, 2017 I had my first (but 2nd annual) Take Back The Power (TBTP) workshop in Freetown, Sierra Leone (for girls). Preparing for this trip was draining emotionally, physically, and financially. At the end of it all however, it was a success and God showed up. The...
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Faces of defiance: the portrait exhibition celebrating FGM activists and survivors

  Tired of survivors of female genital mutilation being portrayed as broken women, campaigner Leyla Hussein curated an exhibition of portraits at the first FGM summit in the US. While she was there she interviewed her hero F.A. Cole, her Sierra-Leone-American counterpart.
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Vigor Awards International 2016

From October 8-10 F.A. Cole will be in Ontario Windsor speaking on surviving rape, female genital mutilation, child sexual violence at the Vigor Awards International 2016
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