F.A. Cole underwent female genital mutilation (FGM) when she was only 11 years old. In a powerful article in Christian World she recalls her experience and explains how it changed her life. She is now a campaigner against this harmful practice and shares her story to educate others and protect the next generation of girls from being cut. FGM is not a religious issue. It is a form of abuse to control and silence women. We agree with F.A. Cole that it is time for all women to stand together to fully support all girls and women who are in pain.