The roller coaster hesitates for a split second at the peak of its steep track after a long, slow climb. You know what's about to happen — and there's no way to avoid it now. It's time to hang onto the handrail, palms sweating, heart racing, and brace yourself for the wild ride down. Fear is one of the most basic human emotions. It is programmed into the nervous system and works like an instinct.
Ten brave girls living in impoverish communities in Kenya talk openly about their lives and the joys and struggles facing all girls, everywhere. From child marriage to education, female circumcision to the definition of beauty, their stories and images are a testament to the resilience, strength and courage of girls living in poverty. These girls are like any girls, anywhere in the world: They have best friends to laugh and cry with, teachers to please and chores to do. They love to dream about their futures. Their resilience is astounding.
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The two names are intertwined, as are the fates of these two Liberians — one a year-old seamstress, the mother of three children, and the other a little four-year-old Ebola orphan whom Praise adopted when she was barely a year old and refused to give up when people told her she would die. Widowed in , the stress and anguish of those years are nowhere to be seen in Praise's huge smile and booming voice as she sits at her sewing machine or buys cloth in Monrovia's kaleidoscopic market. The contrast between the optimism of this larger-than-life woman, who speaks of her training at the Women Training and Integration project WIN with pride — and wore her faded WIN tee shirt during our interview — and the depths that she must have hit being forced to beg food for her orphan daughter during the dark days of her past, is stark. And the photos, instead of focusing on that struggle, portray the resilience and determination of this huge-hearted woman who has done everything possible to make a future for herself and the adopted daughter who has blessed her life.