I’m 17. A student…. a young adult in the making, a woman that has so many hopes for the future.

FGM. Unethical and abominable. I’m from a country that believe in this practice. I’m from a family that believes in the practice. I’m a young adult that could have potentially undergone this practice.

The fact that this practice is installed in my culture has affected me in so many ways not only has a child but in current time as, you feel a sense of hatred, hated for a being a women but is it my fault I was born a girl?

I’m a young adult that could have potentially undergone this practice.

Mentally it’s affects you, as you have to think of things you went to through to escape being a victim of this outrageous practice. But the positive side of all this is the UK….safety…laws… are available in the UK that are here protect and provide services to victims.

I really hate the thought of it. In school when topics like FGM are brought up no ones has a idea, everyone face is bland and in shock that practices like these occurs, they are shocked by how it happens by never really understanding the meaning behind why it happens or the statistics or the culture which are rooted into it.

But the positive side of all this is the UK….safety…laws… are available in the UK that are here protect and provide services to victims.

I bring topic like this to their attention even though the teacher say it a ‘sensitive topic’ and I should be careful with what I say when talking about it but if I’m sensitive with what I say I will I raise awareness about it? how? how will I be able to enlighten my age mate and my fellow student on the topic they know nothing about?

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