Las Vegas woman fights to stop female genital mutilation

Selifa Boukari McGreevy wants to bring attention to the horrors of female genital mutilation by sharing her experience. It’s not easy to hear. And it won’t be easy to read.

Mutilated at age 8, McGreevy said she had already been raped repeatedly by an uncle in her village in the West African nation of Togo. As a teenager, she was forced into prostitution. She had no education and couldn’t even write her own name.

Now 41, the Las Vegas woman wants to stop FGM from happening to others and inform people that the practice continues to this day, even in the United States.

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