My Normal Life


‘My Normal Life’ is a theatre production, directed by Oliver Zimmermann, and a sequel to the ground-breaking, award winning film ‘Silent Scream’.

The play explores certain aspects of the conflicts around violence against women and girls, including female genital mutilation, and domestic violence. It also considers the struggle faced by young people trying to find their own identity and looks at the effects of forced marriage and drug abuse.

The story of ‘My Normal Life’ was developed and adapted to script by 65 young people from a variety of backgrounds, and takes a young person’s look at violence against women and girls (VAWG), female genital mutilation (FGM) and the struggle to find your own identity.

Who decides what’s normal? Read the F-Word, My Normal Life review here.

Watch the trailer here

Oliver Zimmermann says: “… this play is all about what it’s like to be a young person in multicultural Britain today.”

Watch the behind scenes documentary

A clever, funny, poignant play about two families, two sisters and two generations.

My normal life, FGM, play

Photograph by Catarina Oliviera

Photograph by Catarina Oliviera

Photograph by Catarina Oliviera

Want to see more photos from the play? Click here for Integrate’s My Normal Life, Flickr Set.

Watch the full panel discussion here

The performance was followed by a panel discussion chaired and led by young people from Integrate Bristol.

Watch the full length play here

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