Sexual, physical, verbal, emotional abuse …. all have to stop!!! STOP!!
Mariella Furrer is of Swiss and Lebanese descent and has lived in Africa her whole life. She studied in the documentary photography and photojournalism program at the International Center of Photography in New York and, since her graduation in 1993, has worked as a freelance photojournalist based in Kenya.
Q: I look at your work and I see a profound commitment to creating awareness about child sexual abuse. What inspired you to tell this story?
A: When I was about 5 years old, I was sexually abused by a stranger. I don’t think at that age I really understood what it was that had happened to me, but somehow I knew it was wrong, and I felt to blame for letting the man touch me.
The molestation could not have lasted more than a couple of minutes, but the incident affected my life in ways that are difficult to articulate…
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