Fernanda Milan doesn’t need a mask - she doesn’t need to hide. She is visible, a symbol of strength and tenacity, a woman to be admired and loved, a person worthy - like any of “saving.”
“I have a right to a safe space where I can develop as an activist & a human being,” Fernanda says in her demonstration video in Denmark where she’s fighting her deportation back to her native Guatemala where she fears for her life. “If I go back to Guatemala, I will get killed, get prosecuted, might get tortured.”
In this image, taken by Mette Kramer Kristensen, Fernanda is demonstrating to stop her deportation (scheduled for TODAY - I hear from activists that it’s been pushed back a few days) on August 25, 2012 in Copenhagen. The protest was organized by the T-louge Society with more than 200 people in solidarity with Fernanda.