My Fight Against FGM


ISBN: 9781800300255 Category:

ISBN: 9781800300255

Publication date: June 18, 2021

Format: Ebook

Extent: 224 pages

Imprint: Monarch Books


Three million girls across the world are at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM) each year.

When Ann-Marie Wilson met a girl named Fatima in West Darfur, who had experienced FGM at the age of five and was pregnant by the age of ten, she knew she had to do something. Her life’s work since then has been geared toward speaking out against FGM, as well as supporting the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of as many survivors as possible. 

Built on the experience of more than 3,000 FGM survivors’ stories as well as meetings with heads of state and the Pope, Overcoming tells the compelling story of how Ann-Marie leaned on her Christian faith through her darkest moments to build 28 Too Many. This international organisation offers hope to the millions of girls who, just like Fatima, are at risk of FGM each year.

Meet the author: Ann-Marie Wilson

Ann-Marie is a psychologist and training consultant with over 30 years of experience. She is the founder and director of 28 Too Many, an anti-female genital mutilation charity, and she is a regular speaker on FGM and violence against women. Ann-Marie has been awarded the British Citizen Award in recognition of her work researching and campaigning against FGM and was honoured to be one of four women chosen by Good Housekeeping Magazine for its feature on Modern Heroines. As well as leading 28 Too Many, Ann-Marie is a CMS Mission Partner and in 2017, Ann-Marie was licensed as a Lay Pioneer Minister in the Church of England, Diocese of London. She is also an Honourable Chaplain at Marie Curie Hospice Hampstead and works with St Barnabas Church in north London where she visits parishioners who are unwell. She is the author of Overcoming, which describes how Ann-Marie leaned on her Christian faith during her darkest moments to offer hope to survivors of FGM.

Reviews for Overcoming

“A unique story of courage, perseverance, and professional excellence.” Peter Grant, co-founder of Restored

“Ann-Marie Wilson’s book is full of many encounters – upsetting, challenging, and joyful. She describes creatively various moments within her life, her witness, her ministry, and her walk with Jesus Christ… May her words be the encounter you need to enable you become the person God is calling you to be.” Rt Revd Rob Wickham, Bishop of Edmonton

“This book shows what you can achieve when you follow your calling with God and are prepared to lay down your life in service of others.” Mandy Marshall, co-founder of Restored and director for Gender Justice at the Anglican Communion

“Ann-Marie’s warts-and-all telling of her story gives profound insight into the way the ordinary heroes we celebrate live. This is a wonderful story.” Bev Murrill, author and co-founder of Cherish Uganda

“Ann-Marie’s faith is infectious. Read the book and it will likely rub off on you!” Jonny Baker, CMS director of mission education

“Ann-Marie has changed the story for thousands upon thousands of women, and her story needs to be told so we can do the same for millions more.” Bekah Legg, director of Restored and editor of Liberti magazine

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