For more than a decade, Mark Tuschman has taken his heart and his camera into villages and hamlets across Africa, Asia and Latin America to document the hopes and fears of young women and girls struggling to be free. Their personal stories are rife with episodes of horror and almost unspeakable brutality. But through his compassion and his art, Mark is able to find the deeper essence of these amazing women and bring out their underlying strength, dignity, and courage.  


What Mark has produced is more than a book; it is a stunning look at women living on the perilous edge between hope and horror, with little control over their own lives and bodies and little or no access to education or proper health care. Mark's work is a unique document of one of the most burning humanitarian crises of our time and it is also a compelling call to action on behalf of women whose only voice is the yearning in their eyes and the beauty in their souls.