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.

EXPOSURE

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”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Pattern | Neglect

The subject of this week’s photo challenge is patterns.  In a new post specifically created for this challenge, share a picture which means PATTERN to you!  The exterior of a house in Sierra Leone, West Africa. My heart is drawn to the pattern of neglect, the pattern of deterioration.

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”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Change

The Peace Project, an international social movement that I work with in Sierra Leone, changed this man’s life by giving him a pair of crutches. I took this photograph in May 2012 during one of The Peace Project’s crutch distribution efforts in Sierra Leone, West Africa.

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”

One Lovely Blog Award

Yesterday, I received a wonderful surprise from the handsome and gifted Scott M. at Gnostic Bent! http://gnosticbent.wordpress.com Scott nominated my blog for the One Lovely Blog Award, and I feel deeply blessed. I truly appreciate the nomination and wish my fellow bloggers luck in winning this prestigious award, too. Now for “The Rules.” Anyone nominatedContinue reading “One Lovely Blog Award”

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.

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”