Three Women in a Park
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The Sahel is mostly savannah and desert and it is often desolate. The dominant colour is sand. Women living in the area wear brightly coloured clothing which covers them from head to toe, which is not surprising given the heat and brightness of the light. The area is lonely, dry and surprisingly beautiful. At first glance, it often appears to be empty, but a second look will show people living in what appears to be an inhospitable environment. The desert conveys (to me, at least) a sense of peace and tranquility, but I suppose you only feel that when you have sufficient food and water. The overwhelming impressions are of silence, a horizon that lies far, far away and a desiccating heat the sucks the moisture from you. And, then surprisingly, where ever you go and no matter how far from human habitation, you can always find a plastic bag stuck on a tree, or caught on a rock. The photos were taken on a Ricoh GX 200.
Excellent picture. Sure hope things go well for the people in that area.
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El Nido is such a beautiful place. It truly is breathtaking. I can’t begin to count how many times I exclaimed, “ang ganda!” (how beautiful!) when we saw the new places. And yes, El Nido did stand out. Whatever it was that I felt I needed to see the first day, Tour C showed me. I want to go back to El Nido and I probably will someday. If ever I do go back, I’ll go on all the tours and I’ll try to stay at Corong Corong beach, where I heard the views of the sunrise are the best. (Yes, I’m a sucker for pink skies!) I’ve read people asking which was better, Coron or El Nido? I don’t think that’s an easy question. They are both beautiful places and it’s hard to compare. Or is it? I’ll probably hear some negative comments about this, but here goes. El Nido to me is Coron+. I don’t know if that makes sense. If you don’t mind the travel time going to El Nido, you will feel rewarded. It has the lagoons, it has the beaches and then there’s more—the secret, the hidden, the quiet. El Nido literally made me catch my breath.
Sounds like a beautiful place!
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This shoot turned out to be a lot more fun than all the girls anticipated. Some of the girls were a bit nervous to start out with, but totally warmed up to the fun. It was also pretty cool to have a group together who were so willing to share Ideas.. Miss these girls!
Must have been a great time!
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During our summer holiday this year, we visited Råbjerg Mile, a desert like area in Nordjylland.
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Women walk for miles to Moshi market in Tanzania to sell their produce yet manage to elegant and cheerful.
Really nice picture!
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“This photo was taken at the HerSelf First women’s workshop at the Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy 2012 Connect Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
There is something quite extraordinary that happens when women come together. Problems-both of the “how do you get marker out of a car seat” and the “this is the way to end all wars” variety-get solved. Connections made, social armor softens as commonalities are explored: “Really? You put Oreos right IN the ice cream container too?” Bonds are formed. And for women who are caregivers, as the women in this photograph are, who care for children with chronic, incurable medical conditions, as these women do, those bonds are more than friendships or even convenient social ties. They are life bridges. “
Wonderful project and program!
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Yesterday, my brother told me I looked fat and that I looked hideous wearing this outfit:
I really like the feeling of wearing clothes that make me feel like a lady. I tried explaining that to him, but my brother is really blunt when it comes to his opinions. At first, I thought he was teasing, but his comments became increasingly violent. Before, I just keep mum and brush it off, but I knew this time I have to defend myself because I know better. I know that I am a beautiful lady inside and out.
I have always struggled with my weight. I remember being obese in elementary and being bullied and teased for it. I was the laughing-stock, being called names. Although I knew that my group of friends welcomed me, it still stung whenever they called me “Sonny Pig” or made me feel ugly. Honestly, I felt really ugly back then. I disliked myself and became over critical of my appearance. I resorted to compensating for the emptiness within by almost being anorexic. At 12 years old, I stopped eating and lost the weight, but even when I became thinner, I still disliked myself – I still thought I was fat. Eventually, I realized that my thinspirations should stop and I should start embracing my life. For so long, I sought everybody’s approval. I wanted them to see the beauty that’s in me. I guess, it’s true that no matter how much love they give, it will never be enough unless I love myself. It was a long process full of heartbreaks, disappointments and stumbling blocks, but what’s important now is that I have overcome all these obstacles.
It boiled down to accepting and appreciating myself – every bit of myself. When I started accepting myself for who I am – flaws and all, I stopped being over critical. Little by little, I saw the beauty others saw in me. I learned to smile and laugh at my silly looking photos. I have never actually put all these into words, but probably, yesterday was a real turning point. There will be times, I know, that people’s comments will hurt me, but now I am sure, that no matter what they say, I will keep my head held high. After all, I have learned to love and appreciate myself no matter what happens.
My wish is for everybody to realize how beautiful they are inside and out. Don’t let words affect you. Let no one judge you and believe that in my heart, I want you to know better too.
Such a powerful message! We should never allow anyone to attack our self-esteem, to let that negativity in. Good for you! (((Hugs)))
P.S. You look fantastic!
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Oil on Canvas / 2007 / Original Size:117w x 107h cm
Original Status: Available for Sale “
Such a detailed, beautiful painting!
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“In Haitian society it is women young and old who are the pillars that will rebuild the country’s economy and frail international self-esteem. In every family that we met there was a strong woman at the core making certain that everyone’s needs are met day by day. In a globalizing world the role of the Haitian woman is a paradigm for the endeavors of women in third world circumstances. Mostly the regular Haitian woman works from sunrise until returning home to maintain the household, frequently without help from their mates. Unfortunately too often poured into this matrix of work and survival is the blood and nervy sweat of domestic violence. Haitian society is widely accepting of this sort of abuse doled out to both women and children. Walking this line of chaos and order the women of Haiti deserve recognition for their efforts and their intrepid resilience facing each day.
Please take a look at this compelling post produced by the Charity Water team in support of Women’s Day 2012, and enjoy the pictures of Kabik and Jacmel women below.”
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