“I know I was dead, my existing now is just a mere shadow of life as nothing moves me. But now that I am here, I confirm that I am a living being.” The complicated and horrifying stories of the girls rescued from Boko Haram.

+ PRI: “Most of those former hostages are traumatized. And many are carrying an added burden: They’re pregnant with the children of the extremists.” Imagine being freed from that terror only to be shunned by your own community.