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This 23-year-old woman just opened India's first rehab clinic for acid attack survivors | glykosymoritis

6.4.16

This 23-year-old woman just opened India's first rehab clinic for acid attack survivors | glykosymoritis: Ria Sharma wasn't always an activist. Just a few years back she was a fashion student at Leeds College of Art. But she felt uninspired by the work, and decided to branch into film. Her first project: A documentary about acid attack survivors.
"While I was shooting the documentary, I found myself in a government hospital burn ward," says Sharma. "The things I saw in the ward left me forever changed. I had never witnessed so much misery all at once, I had never been surrounded by so much pain. When you are in that situation you have two options, you could either return to the comfort of your own life or you could try and make someone else’s life comfortable."


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