"Tinager" means, "Let her speak" in Amharic language. This project tries to challenge the audience on rape culture. Rape is a common form of gender based violence we hear in the news. Often times, the narration leaves no room for the victim/survivor to speak about her own experience but rather focuses on judgment of what she must have done to be violated this way.
The first five photos were exhibited in December 2014 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia under the title, "Weeping silently, sobbing hidden". The black and white images were later exhibited in December 2018 as part of the International 16 days of activism against Gender Based Violence.
I want to continue to document and challenge my community on rape culture, and to keep the conversation going as a way of making our community a safe space for girls and women.