16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
TO DWELL IN THE AFTERMATH OF VIOLENCE
Ashima (named changed for safety), 17, poses for a portrait in her home. Aug, 2018. Madhya Pradesh, India.
She was repeatedly raped when she was 15 years old while resting after harvesting soybeans. In shock and scared she kept it a secret for 8 months until her mother realized she was in labor. After a complicated and painful delivery the baby was given for adoption to a child home.
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