A mzungu in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zanzibar
These photos were taken in December of 2018. Among them are images from a two-week project in Archer’s Post, Kenya, for Photographer’s Without Borders. Working with the Pastoralist Child Foundation, I documented the NGO’s efforts in educating the community members on the disastrous harms of female genital mutilation (FGM). Although progress has been made in eliminating FGM, it is still forced upon young girls in rural communities as a traditionally enforced, patriarchal rite of passage. Pastoralist has been vital in pressuring the government to outlaw FGM, and in coercing hundreds of communities to abandon the practice, giving young girls autonomy over their bodies, safeguarding their dignity and in many cases saving their lives.
Other images are from my travels thereafter, around Lake Victoria: Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and Zanzibar.
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