Global Images Contest 2008-2009

'Stigma'

Honorable Mention

On the second night of being in Mubiza, Namibia, I heard someone at the door of the hut. One of the girls from my Self-Defense for Women class was wondering if she could come get vegetables from the garden. She told me she was only allowed to come collect the crops she has grown when her father was gone. She said that because her mother came out about her HIV status, her and her mother were both forced to leave the family village. Her father no longer accepts her, and her mother is completely forbidden from the village


Brooke Nichols ’09

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