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South African Stories

11 Jun 2015, Posted by silentimages in Blog

“Oh, that’s not too bad, I can get that out.” I thought as I painted a school in the slums of Cape Town, South Africa. I looked on the sleeve of my pink jacket and there were blue paint speckles everywhere. Unfortunately though, it was…

Playing with a miracle…

05 Jun 2015, Posted by silentimages in Africa, Refocus

With a mischievous grin Gracie challenges me to this jumping game. After a few minutes of hopping she’s laughing in glee while I’m struggling for breath. You’d never know little Gracie had a brain tumor… as we play outside her tin home in rural Kenya I grin back at…

Keeping Promises

22 May 2015, Posted by silentimages in Blog, Refocus

Once a South Sudanese refugee made me promise, “Please, don’t forget me.” My work at Silent Images is how I keep my promise. At times I think we all wonder whether anyone is really paying attention to our lives. We all have a natural, deep desire…

Beautiful Mess

15 May 2015, Posted by silentimages in Blog, Refocus

Sometimes I feel like the world just one big mess! But it’s crazy amazing to see some beauty come from that mess. For example: I’m exploring some alleyways in Cambodia. I spot some cute kids and get my camera ready. Always love me some cute…

Loosing a Bet

08 May 2015, Posted by silentimages in Blog, Refocus

This is a story of how a lady in Guatemala got me to loose a bet and buy all my friends dinner. Tita grew up in Guatemala City and was drawn to the people in La Limonada. La Limonada is Central America’s largest slum (and…

Handicap Accessible

01 May 2015, Posted by silentimages in Blog, Refocus

“Is this building handicap accessible?”  This seems to be a fair question, but there are more important experiences than accessing a building. I have been able to access many buildings; yet, struggled to access my heart once inside.  I often find myself physically present yet…

When I googled Israel…

17 Apr 2015, Posted by silentimages in Blog, Refocus

I googled “Israel” and the headline story was about the Kardashians and Kanye West touring the country… Don’t doubt this is the most important thing happening in Israel. To be honest, I’m not sure how to process any news I hear about Israel. When I…

I’m Freaking Out a Bit…

10 Apr 2015, Posted by silentimages in Blog

I’ve always traveled by a general rule: don’t be dumb. Our Silent Images team went out for lunch to learn what to do if you get kidnapped, pick-pocketed, or have a gun to your face in a hostile foreign country… Needless to say, my heart rate was up. But…

“See ya at the gun shop.”

13 Mar 2015, Posted by silentimages in Blog, Refocus

“I will see ya at the gun shop.”   These were the last words Lamard said to me as we parted ways on the 8th floor of the hospital. Lamard, a tall, black male with dreadlocks down his back and a grey hoodie pulled over his head,…

Dance Parties Always Work

06 Mar 2015, Posted by silentimages in Blog

People are more shy in Mexico than I expected. I really should learn Spanish… The plan is to tell the stories of jewelry making partners with Fashion and Compassion in Mexico. Not sure why, but I imagined the Mexican women to welcome me with bone…

Dead Zone

27 Feb 2015, Posted by silentimages in Asia, Blog, Current Projects

When I called Verizon today to see if I could pick up international coverage on my phone for my trip to Myanmar, the woman in customer service responded, “It says here that it is against the law to allow outside phone usage in the following…