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On April 2023, in Costa Rica, a 13-year-old girl was at the center of the media when her 9-month-old baby got stolen from her, allegedly by her 33-year-old step-father, who also happens to be the father of the baby (meaning, the rapist of the girl).

In Latin America, statistics have always been against women, 5 of the 12 countries with the highest rate of femicide in the world are located in the region.

Between 60% and 76% of women and girls in Latin America and the Caribbean have been a victim or have experienced an episode of gender-based violence in different areas of their lives.

Origen is a personal long-term project that aims to address the stories of sexual abuse and violence in my maternal lineage, myself included.

As women, we have experienced the abusive power of our patriarchal societies, having been silenced, mistreated, oppressed, and murdered.

The project was born as an internal healing journey through current images and past memories seeking to regain control of our bodies, souls, and stories.

The discussion with the women of my family has made me relate with them on a new level, meanwhile, I discover how my pregnancy and becoming a mother have urged me to heal and stop this unwanted heritage we have suffered from our past generations.

I am Glorianna, the daughter of Monica, the granddaughter of Sonia, the great-granddaughter of Guillermina, the great-great-granddaughter of Ofelia, and the great-great-great-granddaughter of Herminia.

What is not named doesn’t exist, our existence is resistance.