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Kolkata Sanved
Feb 26, 2013

Kolkata Sanved


The kids became silent and the trainers walked around and touched each of their heads. It was similar to what we had done at Made By Survivors while the kids were in savasana. I couldn’t hold back my emotion at this point and I just allowed the tears to fall. What a sweet and powerful moment.

Made By Survivors
Feb 22, 2013

Made By Survivors


Today was magical in so many ways. Made By Survivors was founded by two U.S. Americans and they have many different locations worldwide. In Kolkata they have partnered with Women’s Interlink Foundation which is a shelter for girls, many are survivors of sex trafficking while others have been victims of domestic violence or abandoned by their parents.

Sanlaap
Feb 22, 2013

Sanlaap


Today was filled with emotions across the spectrum. The fun of play with the girls while at the same time knowing that they each had a story filled with horror, experiencing rape and torture like I have only read about. And here I was in the presence of these girls. It was a strange reality.

First few days in India
Feb 20, 2013

First few days in India


I am looking forward to learning from the other organizations we have partnered with over the next 10 days. So far I feel confident that the money raised is going to well deserved women who are fighting a very difficult battle in a culture deeply entrenched in oppression (both gender and caste). I appreciate those who have been a part of this very long journey to get me here. What an amazing experience to meet the change makers. This country is full of beauty and heartbreak. I am here to take it all in.

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