National Dance Week is April 24-May 3, 2015.
Profile of Sohini Chakraborty, India
“I am not teaching dance; I am inspiring dignity and self-respect.”
“Girls who are the victims of violence and sexual trafficking are extremely uncomfortable with their bodies,” Sohini explains. “They don’t feel physicality because they feel it is responsible for the stigma attached to them.”
“In the brothel, you have no control over your body,” she explains. “But when you dance, you are the one giving expression to your body. You are controller of your body, of your mind, of your expression. It’s freedom.”
–Vital Voices: The Power of Women Leading Change Around the World by Alyse Nelson