Selfie because 1) I am obessed with my hair and 2) because the Goofordian came out last week and this photo that I photoshopped is the pride of my existence. Dying my hair blue was a perfect decision and the April Fool’s issue of our paper was an incredible triumph (you can check it out at guilfordian.com if you’re interested, she says as not an attempt to get views on her awesome college newspaper’s site).
Totes reblogging this because #guilfordian forever
In a dried-out riverbed a woman and her young son kneel beside a hand-dug hole in the ground, using plastic canisters to scoop water burbling up through the sand. Several naked children with swollen bellies wait their turn. The improvised well seems to be little more than a puddle, yet an entire community of 600 people depend on it. A hand pumped well is just several hundred meters away, under the shade of palm trees, but the bolts on it are bust. The villagers tried to repair it with palm fronds, but that did not work.
Nakujan Ariong, a mother of six, says she knows that the dirty water is not safe to drink, but her family has no alternative. “This is the only water available, and that’s why we use it,” she tells The Lancet. As she is speaking, a man brings over two camels to drink from the watering hole, which the children have just vacated.
It is still early in the year, but already nearly 1.3 million Kenyans are going hungry. In Turkana, in the northwest, the percentage of children younger than 5 years at risk of malnutrition is more than 21 percent. One woman was arrested for feeding her children the family dog.
In Wajir, in the northeast of the country, people are again having to rely on water being trucked to their communities, while water sources dry up and “drought birds” have made an appearance, despoiling local water supplies with faeces. Hungry residents are crossing into Somalia seeking pasture and water.
A very adorable photo shoot taken by @think4urselfphotography of my grandparents celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary with their four children and some grandchildren. They are one of the strongest examples of love and marriage in my life and I’m so grateful to celebrate their 65th (!!!!) anniversary with them.
#whomademy elephant? The #pulitzercenter is bringing back our hashtag #whomademy for the release of our newest e-Book: “Tarnished: The True Cost of Gold” designed by @meghandhaliwal and edited by @Kem sawyer. Join in the conversation about where your goods come from by hashtagging #whomademy. Then download Tarnished on iTunes on Feb. 14 for free and see your Instagram in the back of the book!
"They work ceaselessly, their faces blank of all emotion, their eyes dull, even glassy. Their hands are gnarled, calloused and grotesquely large for such small bodies—the hands of fifty-year-old men on the bodies of small children. Their hands, as much as their eyes, tell the stories of…