Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Still Trying to Understand Afghanistan

Almost a year later, I'm still struggling with the trip to Kabul last March with Global Exchange. I think it's because the culture is unlike anything I've ever experienced or comprehend. A member of the editorial board for a Tallahassee-area paper called the "Apalachee Tortoise" had contacted me last month. She found me via my primary blog and asked if I would contribute something about the trip.

Writing the article (you can view the text here )was therapeutic. It helped me grasp a small understanding of the trip and the experience.

Hope you enjoy it.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

The Beauty School of Kabul - Empowering Women One Haircut at a Time

It's been almost a year since my Afghanistan trip and I'm still grasping at comprehending the experience. I was asked to write an opinion piece for a local paper, which helped me comprehend the trip a little bit. That article will be published later this month.

In the meantime, I was motivated to write about Deborah Rodriguez and the Beauty School of Kabul. The school and salon are empowering Afghanistan's women one haircut at a time. View the complete story here.Publish