Can you tell us the main point of your story?
Obstetric violence… I realized that I really didn’t know my body until this situation. I felt that wasn’t right, and it was violence in a sense. I knew that many women have abortions and that a miscarriage is something that can happen. What was shocking was that I was in a room by myself without my husband, regardless that it was a matter that involved us both. I was with eight other women, and while the doctors were doing the procedure to each of us, they were talking about other things and laughing.
Why did you choose to tell this story?
This has made me think about going through this process of pregnancy and how I want to teach my daughters to think about their own bodies.
Do you feel you have contributed or given something to other women?
Yes, because after what happened to me, only another woman’s story made me stop crying. A friend called me and told me it had happened to her, and suddenly, I didn’t feel that I was alone.
How did the workshop impact you?
This program had an impact on me. I posted on Facebook that I was at the workshop and said that if the post got enough likes I’d share the information. My post got many likes and comments. The idea behind the program is cool, and I support it and understand how important it is for women.
Has participating in this workshop impacted you?
In the university, I never had the opportunity to speak of violence against women with other classmates who were women until this workshop. The other stories I have heard have helped me think about feminism and equality.