CHIME Through the Years: “Breaking Silence” by Nadya Ali for Women’s Voices Now


Jul 9, 2020

CHIME FOR CHANGE Through the Years: The Female Fabric is a series curated by CHIME Managing Editor Mariane Pearl featuring stories from the CHIME journalism platform archives by women around the world.

By Nadya Ali for Women’s Voices Now

Three Muslim women share their stories of sexual assault. In a deeply personal way they challenge the stigma that has long suppressed the voices of survivors.

Nadya Ali is a 26-year-old aspiring documentary filmmaker. She graduated from Barnard College with a BA in environmental biology and human rights. Her passion is exposing truths relating to social justice, conservation, and environmental issues. She was inspired to make this film after knowing for several years about family members and friends who were sexually assaulted as children. She hopes this film will help inspire them, along with millions of others, to break their silence.