More Than A Survivor: An interview with Shehnaz

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?

Goa traveling

What are some of your passions? 

Cardio followed by stretching

What does an average day look like for you?

I workout.

What are some things you do for self-care?

Motivating myself to make difference

What are five words to describe you?

Moody, sweet, self-absorbed, funny, hopeful

What are your hobbies?

Learn something new

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

I am yoga instructor.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

I would like to be more self aware.

What is your favorite food?

Street food

What is your proudest achievement?

Able to finish my 21-day task

What is a hidden talent that you possess? 

Not yet found

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