i exist, we exist too
This book contains stories from 15 women across 15 provinces in Eastern Turkey.
They were shared with Nilgün Yıldırım, Fulya Kama and Ayşe Gül Altınay (and some with Yeşim Arat) in 2006 and 2007, These sharings were often challenging, yet also empowering for listeners and narrators alike.
After the initial oral sharings which were recorded, the stories were put down on paper and edited by Nilgün, Fulya and Ayşe Gül. Each woman saw her story in writing, edited it and gave its fi nal form. In order for these stories to remain anonymous, the actual names and locations were changed. Through their chosen pseudonyms all the women in this book are saying “I am here.”
So that we can all say together “we are here"...