GTG asked: Could you talk a little about making your story?
[T thoughtfully described making the story in Russian and here is part of her description translated] Technically it was very easy it took me 15 minutes to create a story, [but] emotionally it was difficult because although this took place long time ago emotions are still there. It was difficult to record myself and then watch it. But I think it was .... I don’t want people to be in similar situation, but things like this happen and [they] should understand that it’s important to talk to someone as soon as possible. … The experience of violence is a burden. … I only told my story to my husband before. Even my mom and dad don’t know anything about this incident. It was difficult to keep it to myself and you can’t perceive yourself in a normal way.
GTG asked: What would you like young women to take away?
I would like that people who are in a similar situation [to be able to] disengage themselves from their story and find the strength to discuss it with someone else, to not feel so lonely.