A young woman is raped at a roadblock outside Famagusta as she escapes military invasion. Love stories across ethnicities, time zones, barriers, generations, spanning London, Jamaica, US. A journey to find a friend lost in the wars and divisions. Young migrant women from remote villages of Turkey fight for survival on the streets of Islington; gay love challenges the façade of morality in the Diaspora communities of North London; two women activists in Hackney put their lives on the line for other women. Cities with layered stories in many tongues, London, Nicosia, Beirut, forced migrations, refuges for those who come looking for hope and in the process help create cities of hope. Presentation of ‘’Forbidden Zones’‘, a book about: defying and sabotaging borders and definitions, breaking taboos. Provoked by invisibility, selective memory, remembering, forgetting and silences.