This piece describes the ordeal of Monica, a young woman from Medellin, Colombia. After the death of her parents, she was sold to various childless couples who continuously abused and molested her. At the age of 11, she finds shelter at an orphanage supported by the Orphaned Starfish Foundation. There, she finds educational assistance and psychological support to become a graphic and fashion designer.
The short, produced by Carmen Vidal, streams in collaboration with CUNY TV’s Nueva York series.