My Mother was a Child Bride

How my mother’s decisions changed her life


From right to left: Guo Fang and her eldest daughter Jiansheng in Guangzhou, China

“My feet were always dark with many small cut holes, and I could never clean my feet white …I once had a pair of shoes, but I had never worn it to the mountains, only kept it for some important family gatherings … “I felt numb on bare feet, but sometimes a cut was still painful.”