When Aura Hinestroza talks about her life, she divides it in two chapters: “The Aura who was happy, and the Aura who came after,” Hinestroza said.
Eighteen years ago, Hinestroza was working as a journalist in Chocó, a western region in Colombia. She got a tip about the FARC, or the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, fighting in the area. But when she went to track the story down, it was a trap. She said she was raped, beaten and left for dead. And she said it was because she's a lesbian.