As I view the new video we’ve created highlighting the plight of so many orphaned little girls in Kenya, I can’t help but feel that I could never fully relate to their situations.
Most Americans don’t know what it is like to lose both parents before the age of 5 years or to become a parent at age of 8 years or to have to sell your body just for a slice of bread.
We will never know what it feels like to be circumcised as a 9 year old girl because its tradition and no man will marry you if you are not circumcised. The pain of an unsterile knife cutting away the clitoris in order to enforce virginity, also known as infibulation or excision. There are no doctors or anesthesia, just severe pain.
And when the procedure is botched there is a long life of pain and infection…
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