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TORONTO, ONT.: OCTOBER 25, 2014-- Kiden Jonathan’s main resolution is well shown on a desk in her Toronto apartment on October 25, 2014. “I was twice in a shelter and I am still in the process of becoming an empowered woman,” she whispered while talking about her experience.

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TORONTO, ONT.: OCTOBER 25, 2014-- Kiden Jonathan’s main resolution is well shown on a desk in her Toronto apartment on October 25, 2014. “I was twice in a shelter and I am still in the process of becoming an empowered woman,” she whispered while talking about her experience.

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TORONTO, ONT.:OCTOBER 19, 2014-- Kiden Jonathan leans on the window of her Toronto apartment on October 19, 2014 while recalling the last episode of abuse she was victim of. “The third incident happened during a Christmas party back in 2008. He tried to choke me. Finally I called the police and he got charged with physical assault," she recounted.
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TORONTO, ONT.:OCTOBER 19, 2014-- Kiden Jonathan leans on the window of her Toronto apartment on October 19, 2014 while recalling the last episode of abuse she was victim of. “The third incident happened during a Christmas party back in 2008. He tried to choke me. Finally I called the police and he got charged with physical assault," she recounted.
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TORONTO, ONT.: OCTOBER 6, 2014-- Kiden Jonathan walks in the hallway of her Toronto building on October 6, 2014. “I escaped Sudan because of the war. I was a refugee twice, first in a UN camp in Kenya then eventually in Canada. I still have a long way to go,” she said remembering her roots.
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TORONTO, ONT.: OCTOBER 6, 2014-- Kiden Jonathan walks in the hallway of her Toronto building on October 6, 2014. “I escaped Sudan because of the war. I was a refugee twice, first in a UN camp in Kenya then eventually in Canada. I still have a long way to go,” she said remembering her roots.
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TORONTO, ONT.:OCTOBER 5, 2014-- Kiden Jonathan fans through the Bible in her Toronto apartment on October 5, 2014. Every time she attends a Bible study, she rereads the passages that inspired her the most.
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TORONTO, ONT.:OCTOBER 5, 2014-- Kiden Jonathan fans through the Bible in her Toronto apartment on October 5, 2014. Every time she attends a Bible study, she rereads the passages that inspired her the most.
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TORONTO, ONT.: OCTOBER 19, 2014--Kiden Jonathan gets a ride from a friend to go to her church in Toronto on October 19, 2014. “Every Sunday I go to church in North York and I attend the Bible study. The Bible is the lantern on my path,” she stated.
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TORONTO, ONT.: OCTOBER 19, 2014--Kiden Jonathan gets a ride from a friend to go to her church in Toronto on October 19, 2014. “Every Sunday I go to church in North York and I attend the Bible study. The Bible is the lantern on my path,” she stated.
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TORONTO, ONT.: OCTOBER 25, 2014-- Kiden Jonathan attends a workshop at The Redwood shelter in Toronto on October 25, 2014. Once a month, Stephanie Gordon leads the “Women On The Go” program, a support group helping women to gain confidence in themselves and become empowered individuals.
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TORONTO, ONT.: OCTOBER 25, 2014-- Kiden Jonathan attends a workshop at The Redwood shelter in Toronto on October 25, 2014. Once a month, Stephanie Gordon leads the “Women On The Go” program, a support group helping women to gain confidence in themselves and become empowered individuals.
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TORONTO, ONT.: OCTOBER 5, 2014-- Kiden Jonathan looks outside her bedroom window in Toronto on October 5, 2014. “I suffer from bipolar disorder. Sometimes it is really hard to be in a positive mind space,” she said while tidying up her room.
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TORONTO, ONT.: OCTOBER 5, 2014-- Kiden Jonathan looks outside her bedroom window in Toronto on October 5, 2014. “I suffer from bipolar disorder. Sometimes it is really hard to be in a positive mind space,” she said while tidying up her room.
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TORONTO, ONT.: OCTOBER 25, 2014--Kiden Jonathan and two other women share experiences during the “Women On The Go” workshop at The Redwood, in Toronto on October 25, 2014. “I like to attend these support groups. I meet with people in the same situation. I get really inspired and moved by other women willing to change their lives,” she said, with her voice resonating in the lounge room of the shelter.
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TORONTO, ONT.: OCTOBER 25, 2014--Kiden Jonathan and two other women share experiences during the “Women On The Go” workshop at The Redwood, in Toronto on October 25, 2014. “I like to attend these support groups. I meet with people in the same situation. I get really inspired and moved by other women willing to change their lives,” she said, with her voice resonating in the lounge room of the shelter.
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"Sometime I am unable to see myself. It's like if I do not exist"

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"Sometime I am unable to see myself. It's like if I do not exist"

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"I remember when, back in Sudan, I was really sick and he refused to take me to the hospital. I had go on my own and walk at night through a dangerous area. It turned out I had pneumonia"

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"I remember when, back in Sudan, I was really sick and he refused to take me to the hospital. I had go on my own and walk at night through a dangerous area. It turned out I had pneumonia"

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TORONTO, ONT.: OCTOBER 6, 2014-- Kiden Jonathan stands on the door of her Toronto building on October 6, 2014. “Back in Sudan, it gets really muddy during the rainy season. I had to walk in a pair of old slippers as he refused to buy me a new one. I felt ashamed. I could not go to church and see my friends,” she recalled while talking about her motherland.
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TORONTO, ONT.: OCTOBER 6, 2014-- Kiden Jonathan stands on the door of her Toronto building on October 6, 2014. “Back in Sudan, it gets really muddy during the rainy season. I had to walk in a pair of old slippers as he refused to buy me a new one. I felt ashamed. I could not go to church and see my friends,” she recalled while talking about her motherland.
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"I often feel that all the doors in front of me are locked"
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"I often feel that all the doors in front of me are locked"
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TORONTO, ONT.:OCTOBER 5, 2014-- Kiden Jonathan laughs loudly in her Toronto apartment on October 5, 2014. “I still dream about a happy family and I don’t want to give up my dream,” she said in a very positive mood.
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TORONTO, ONT.:OCTOBER 5, 2014-- Kiden Jonathan laughs loudly in her Toronto apartment on October 5, 2014. “I still dream about a happy family and I don’t want to give up my dream,” she said in a very positive mood.
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"I want a true loving family back"
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"I want a true loving family back"
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