"Here is my secret. It is very simple: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.."- Antoine de Saint Exupéry

Open Wound

Asya, 22, Chechen Rebel, 1996

Raped at the age of 14 by a man that entered the family house while she was alone.
Thrown  hurriedly in the car.
Forced to marry him because Chechen traditions allow a man to kidnap the woman he wants to marry, with or without her consent.
Forced after the birth of their child to resist a jealous drunkard and agressive husband.
Forced to escape him by fleeing to her sister in Grozny she decided to become a nurse.
After graduating she met her second husband.
With her angel face she is now a fighting nurse.


100 words

memyselfandela, 2012

Photo :Stanley Greene

6 responses

  1. 😦

    November 10, 2012 at 16:53

    • Povestea unui suflet care, in ciuda rautatilor vietii, a ales sa ramana bun. De fapt asta e sa fii rebel, sa te opui opresiunii si rautatilor, sa lupti…

      November 10, 2012 at 16:56

      • .. viata are urcusuri si coborasuri

        November 10, 2012 at 16:58

      • Asa e. Daca ar fi doar un traseu liniar am fi morti.

        November 10, 2012 at 16:59

      • Si ar fi monotonie.

        November 10, 2012 at 17:00

      • Adevarat. 🙂

        November 10, 2012 at 17:01

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