The United Kingdom struggles with FGM, but we in the USA are immune, numb, for now. One day, those brave readers here in the US who find it startling that FGM exists, anywhere, after reading Jabonkah’s story in DRIVING THE BIRDS, will be ahead of the understanding curve when FGM comes of age in the US.
Hilary is a champion in the UK, as Paula Ferrari is in Australia. Paula has read DTB but not sure about Hilary. Both are friends.
Anyway, just wanted to thank those who have read DTB, understand how horrible FGM is, and agree FGM needs to end, everywhere. How is the million-dollar question. Education of young girls and women who are effected and are at risk is my best answer. This is why Jeanette/Jabonkah and her church are working with Pastor Brown in Monrovia, Liberia, West Africa to build a school, lost deep on the bush, to educate Liberian girls and women. See the pictures….
Great job, Hilary! Oh, and Jeanette!!!