I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I went to Cambodia. I only knew that it was going to be difficult. My goal was to document what local activists were doing to protect street children from child sex tourists, indigenous tribes that were fighting to protect their dwindling rainforests, and women landmine survivors who were learning how to make a proud living through weaving, a tradition that was nearly erased during the dark days of the genocidal Khmer Rouge, the name of Cambodia’s totalitarian ruling Communist Party of Kampuchia. Oh, and by the way, it was my first time visiting a country where massive genocide took place. I wasn’t sure how I could deal with this emotionally and I felt uneasy.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Photo by Peter Bussian
I'm tired of people and their judgements of the burqa. Let women wear what they want. Yes, it's true that some women do choose to wear the burqa. There are some who wear it by force, and I think that's a shame. I just want to show this ridiculous fashion debate in another light. The world is not so black and white. Listen to my latest podcast episode to hear more.