I am very excited! Finally, since the launch of the promotional issue nearly two years ago, the New SiA Magazine kickstarts regular quarterly production in just a few weeks in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
We are eternally grateful to the everyday women and men from all over the world who believe in our message. Thanks so much for your generous donations $20, $50, $100 to thousands of dollars from those who could afford it. To these big sponsors who will remain nameless and faceless...thanks for believing in us. I hope we do not disappoint!
The Fall 2016 issue promises to be controversial - we are after all breaking taboos, challenging stereotypes, and laying it all bare for the world to see and judge!
WHO defines Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) as "complete or partial removal of external female genitalia...for non-medical reasons." This very broad definition is used by anti-FGM activists to describe only the bodily practices of African and other non-western females entirely while the same practices affecting white, western women and girls are classified as Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery (FGCS).
On behalf of our editorial team,
Fuambai Sia Ahmadu, PhD
Editor in-Chief, SiA Magazine