GTG asked: What is the main message of your story?
My story highlights issues around gender violence in groups and attitudes to women’s civic activism and women in politics. My main message is to show the relationship within the activist groups and the attitude toward women within those groups. I wanted to tell my own story and share my experience of being devalued as a political subject.
GTG asked: What would you like young women to take away?
I would like to tell them that they are important in themselves, and not in the context of their value in the eyes of male activists. They can do what they think is necessary and not just listen to what is said about them because this can be complete nonsense ... Women need to know their thoughts and feelings matter ... Feelings and emotions are valuable, not something to be kept inside, we have to share them. These problems are systematic and they happen to many women -- we have to talk about these problems so they do not repeat in the future.