“These girls didn’t need to be corrected,” Cornyn tells OZY. “It was about how other people were treating them.” And how others perceived them. But now Cornyn is letting the girls speak for themselves, through their writing, images and recorded interviews. “These girls’ stories had been left in the dust of history. No one would have known about them,” says Cornyn. “I wanted them to get the recognition that they should have had.”