Stories of Girls’ Resistance
Gwendolyn, Liberia


“…that’s the word honestly, and for every young girl,[it] is to be able to address your view, be bold, be bold but also be objective. Be objective even as you’re bold. Always have that side. Have that arm that is open to know that though you are bold and standing up, also take into consideration what the other person has experienced… If something is not working, don’t use it to judge and castigate somebody. These are things that breed hatred, tension, and all the bad things that we breed in this world. If something is not working, let’s find a way to see how we can fix and talk about it.”

Gwendolyn’s Story

Trigger warning

This conversation contains mentions of violence and abuse which may be triggering for readers. Kindly take a moment to decide if you want to keep reading.