Breaking down walls: why my story had to be told in my own words

Michelle Obama said that “we can’t give other people their voices”. But we can guide them on how to use their voice for change. I was guided to do just that and encouraged throughout the journey of narrating my own story. Not many of us are able to share our stories with the public. Why? Because of the fear of being misunderstood, fear of not being articulate enough. All of these things hold us back. It is not easy, but every story counts.

When I was 7 years old, I was trafficked from my home in Togo and taken to a shrine in Ghana to atone for the sins of a family member. Twenty years later, I had the opportunity to share my story. It was a healing journey that allowed me to reconnect with family, to meet others who had been held in the shrine and to talk with experts about a practice that had changed the course of my life.

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