Yes, SiA Magazine is the first women's quarterly that celebrates the varied cultural, religious, aesthetic and gender contexts of female circumcision around the world. But our movement is so much more than that. It is about the power of the powerless to defeat the demeaning FGM narrative and other imposed western ideologies!
We want all our fans and subscribers to join the conversation! It's our bodies, our cultures, our religions, our beliefs, our values, our preferences, our aesthetics, our sexuality. Our rites are our rights! Female circumcision is not FGM.
Whether we are Masaai or Somali, Fulani or Bambara, Dawoodi Bohra or Yemeni, Muslim or Christian, we do not have to give up our traditions to be "modern" or "liberated" women. As educated and enlightened women upholding our proud traditions, we can break down FGM stigma and celebrate female circumcision!