Category Archives: Travel

The Sun Also Rises

Every day the sun rises but today was exceptional. 14 and I drove to Haleakala National Park, drove to the summit of the world’s largest dormant volcano at 10,023 feet to witness the sunrise.  It was a windy road and

The Sun Also Rises

Every day the sun rises but today was exceptional. 14 and I drove to Haleakala National Park, drove to the summit of the world’s largest dormant volcano at 10,023 feet to witness the sunrise.  It was a windy road and

Mannequins in Africa

An exhibit by Frank Hallam Day in DC on the inequity of beauty: the full Washington Post article here.  It’s as if every week a new article furthers what I was saying in “A Different Beauty”: impossible standards of beauty

Mannequins in Africa

An exhibit by Frank Hallam Day in DC on the inequity of beauty: the full Washington Post article here.  It’s as if every week a new article furthers what I was saying in “A Different Beauty”: impossible standards of beauty

Principles, Cheese, Scams & the BBC from Abuja

Submitted by Ambika Samarthya As all of you know, I am deeply against the armed forces. However idealistic and naive it may seem I dont think military units should exist. But I also have had an incredibly hard time in

Principles, Cheese, Scams & the BBC from Abuja

Submitted by Ambika Samarthya As all of you know, I am deeply against the armed forces. However idealistic and naive it may seem I dont think military units should exist. But I also have had an incredibly hard time in

Fire Drills in Nigeria

Submitted by Ambika Samarthya Happy Diwali to everyone! I celebrated Diwali at my crib in Abuja by having a few of my friends here over, eating ice cream and Indian snacks. I distributed Indian sweets at the office as well.

Fire Drills in Nigeria

Submitted by Ambika Samarthya Happy Diwali to everyone! I celebrated Diwali at my crib in Abuja by having a few of my friends here over, eating ice cream and Indian snacks. I distributed Indian sweets at the office as well.

Empowered Girls

The Nike Brain Trust initiative seeks to explore ways to build the self-esteem of young girls through the process of learning video production and distribution, but how do we sustain this learning process and take the girls to the next level of continuing to be empowered change agents in their communities?

Empowered Girls

The Nike Brain Trust initiative seeks to explore ways to build the self-esteem of young girls through the process of learning video production and distribution, but how do we sustain this learning process and take the girls to the next level of continuing to be empowered change agents in their communities?

Abuja: Day One

Submitted by Ambika Samarthya (Ambika will be in Nigeria for a year through BBC, training producers how to incorporate HIV outreach and education into programming.) It’s rare to ever fly for 6 hours in the same exact time zone, which

Abuja: Day One

Submitted by Ambika Samarthya (Ambika will be in Nigeria for a year through BBC, training producers how to incorporate HIV outreach and education into programming.) It’s rare to ever fly for 6 hours in the same exact time zone, which

When the Power Goes Out

How do we ensure that the girls have adequate access to the Internet? How do we ensure that the girls have access to the right tools to complete a project we’ve asked them to participate in?…What matters, at the end of the day, is what you do when the power goes out. How resourceful can we be with limited resources?

When the Power Goes Out

How do we ensure that the girls have adequate access to the Internet? How do we ensure that the girls have access to the right tools to complete a project we’ve asked them to participate in?…What matters, at the end of the day, is what you do when the power goes out. How resourceful can we be with limited resources?