More Than A Survivor: An interview with Eliza

Sahiyo understands that being a survivor of female genital cutting (FGC) is just one moment of your life and only one part of who you are as a person. Oftentimes, being labeled as a survivor can prevent people from seeing a person in any other context beyond survivorship.

Our campaign, #MoreThanASurvivor, explores our individuality and shows the world what makes us unique. After all, who we are is made up of all the moments in our lives, not just one.


Where do you live?

Mazgaon, Mumbai, India 

Where’s the favorite place you have traveled to, lived in, or would like to visit?

Turkey, Iran, Switzerland…list is endless.

What are some of your passions?

Music, reading

What does an average day look like for you?

Work and relaxation in equal measure

What are some things you do for self-care?

Walking and yoga

What are five words to describe you?

Strong, fun loving

What are your hobbies?


What is your profession or what career would you like to be in?

Practicing doctor

What did you want to be when you grew up?


What is your favorite food?

Mutton biryani

What is your proudest achievement?

Achieving a perfect balance between work and family

What is a hidden talent that you possess?

Hidden talent is still hidden and hasn’t surfaced!

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