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Refusing To Be Ashamed After Rape

Sohaila Abdulali was raped in 1980 by a group of four men in Mumbai. When she wrote a powerful article for an Indian women's magazine describing her experience, her life changed.

In the summer of 1980 Sohaila Abdulali was out walking in the hills in Mumbai with a friend when she was attacked and raped by a group of four men. Sohaila was just 17 at the time, but she refused to be ashamed by what had happened to her. She wrote a powerful article for an Indian women's magazine describing her experience. Sohaila moved to America and became a successful author. Many years later those words she wrote would go on to have a profound effect and inspire many others to share their stories.

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Image: Sohaila Abdulali
Credit: Tom Unger

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