24/03/2017 05:52 GMT | Updated 25/03/2018 06:12 BST

I Had FGM At Seven - But It Took 20 Years To Call Myself A Survivor

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Nimko Ali is a writer, FGM campaigner and co-founder of Daughters of Eve. A former refugee from Somaliland, Nimko is currently campaigning to raise £10,000 for mothers in her home country affected by FGM, following her work consulting on Call the Midwife's recent FGM storyline. For more information, or to donate, click here.

Here, as part of The Huffington Post UK's All Women Everywhere project, Nimko vlogs on her experience of FGM and on coming to terms with being a survivor.

HuffPost UK is running a month-long project in March called All Women Everywhere, providing a platform to reflect the diverse mix of female experience and voices in Britain today

Through blogs, features and video, we'll be exploring the issues facing women specific to their age, ethnicity, social status, sexuality and gender identity. If you'd like to blog on our platform around these topics, email