‘Be the voice, not the victim’ - Ifrah Ahmed ‘A Girl from Mogadishu’ is based on the testimony of Ifrah Ahmed. Brought up in a refugee camp, she escaped war-torn Somalia in 2006 with traffickers paid to travel her to the United States. They dump her in Ireland, where as a recently arrived refugee, she undergoes a traumatic medical examination which reveals the extent of her mutilation as a child. Traumatized by the memory, she turns the experience into a force for good, emerging as one of the world’s most foremost global activists against FGM/C.
‘Silence may be the rust on the razor that threatened to cut my throat, but it was not my tongue they cut.’