Weekly Photo Challenge – Room

A classroom in a village school in Hastings, Sierra Leone, West Africa. Sierra Leone is struggling to get back on its feet after a devastating civil war that lasted more than a decade. I took these photographs in May 2014.The civil war ended in 2002.


British award-winning writer and documentary filmmaker Michele D’Acosta is seeking to transform the lives of 170 African polio victims who are struggling to stay alive in the former British colony of Sierra Leone. With the help of an international photography competition, D’Acosta’s goal is to bring global attention to the desperate plight of these forgottenContinue reading “EXPOSURE”

PAY DAY Thursdays: Paying it Forward, featuring Michele D’Acosta

Originally posted on Writings of a Mrs :
So here we are again with another Pay Day Thursday. I have been so enjoying doing these Thursdays and having the opportunity to work with so many fabulous artists. This week I would like to introduce you to Michele.  https://micheledacosta.wordpress.com/ She is a beautiful person with a fantastic…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Up

An African boy looks up at the camera. His father is disabled and he’s playing with his father’s crutches. The family live on a $1 a day and these crutches are the only ‘toys’ the boy has to play with. For this week’s WordPress photo challenge on the theme of ‘Up’,  I’m wondering what isContinue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Up”

The Nomad Commentaries

Commentary No. 1 “Anguish and grief, like darkness and rain, may be depicted; but gladness and joy, like the rainbow, defy the skill of pen or pencil. – Frederick Douglass.  Commentary No. 2 I wander away from the screen Tear holes in the routine. For a brief moment, I have time on my hands. WhereContinue reading “The Nomad Commentaries”

Fork in the road

A gentleman whose leg was forcibly amputated by a child soldier during the civil war in Sierra Leone takes his first steps with a new pair of crutches that were donated to him by The Peace Project. I photographed him as he navigated the rush hour traffic in Sierra Leone’s capital city. 

Faith, hope and love

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.


The good news is that the moment you decide that what you know is more important than what you have been taught to believe, you will have shifted gears in your quest for abundance. Success comes from within, not from without. Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Pademba Road

With your innate superiority you carve your God into a mountain. My God is carved on sand and will never know security. If I eat well tonight you will not starve. In June of this year I met a community of polio survivors who live on Pademba Road in Freetown, Sierra Leone. The majority of the menContinue reading “Pademba Road”