This is a movie I acted while at ASCON for my YALI program (YALI Nigeria Cohort 4)
Before I went to ASCON I had been advocating against Female Genital mutilation via @endcuttinggirls on instagram through the #Frownchallenge which takes place every last Friday of the month. When I read this script written by Bakakry Sinking who is a YALI participant from The Gambia, I asked him to cast me as Grandmaa Mary.
This movie portrays a woman trying to uphold tradition by all means, a son preventing the occurrence of tradition with all his might and eventually the deadly consequence of FGM.
To end FGM, we need to spread the word about it’s ills. It has no health benefits.
Watch and share to create more awareness, you might just save a young girl’s life.