Linda May Kallestein is a freelancer writer and filmmaker. She is very interested in social issues, especially gender-related issues. She is currently working on a documentary movie, also entitled The Cut. More information on the film and other projects can be found on www.lindamaykallestein.com.
Female genital mutilation continues to be a reality and a rite of passage for girls in Kenya, despite the laws now prohibiting it. The author tells about her personal observations of this damaging and traumatic practice.