Photography for me is a tool to dig deep and promote change. It is my way to explore humans, listen to them and tell their stories. Listening with my eyes is the essence of my work and it means engaging with my subjects and unveil something...
Covering:Africa,Europe,USA & Canada
Skills:Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Photo Editing, Copywriting, Multimedia Production
Jay Kamara-Frederick was born and brought up in London but at 15 she was forced to undergo female genital mutilation during a family trip to Sierra Leone. She still has nightmares about what happened to her that day, but she disagrees with campaigners who say FGM is a form of child abuse.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When London-born Jay was a teenager her mother suggested she join a secret women's society in Sierra Leone. There would be a big party, new dresses and she would be treated like royalty. "If they'd told me what the real deal was I would have probably skipped town!"
Jay Kamara-Frederick is a London-born Female Genital Mutilation survivor. She is also a speaker, mentor and entrepreneur as well as an activist for women rights. What happened to her does not define her, she's a lot more.