More Than A Survivor: An interview with Fakhera

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?

Mumbai, India

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


What are some of your passions?

travel, creative art 

What does an average day look like for you?

home, work and art 

What are some things you do for self-care?

regiment of food, exercise, meditation and walks

What are five words to describe you?

honest, fair and just person.

What are your hobbies?

travel and art 

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

creative arts

What did you want to be when you grew up?

homemaker and mother

What is your favorite food?

Bohri food

What is your proudest achievement?

contributing to the lives of people

What is a hidden talent that you possess?

anything to do with my fingers…crafts, art, cooking

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