Over ten-thousand women are trafficked from Nepal into India every year. It is necessary for this epidemic to be addressed; however, how does one depict such a heavy topic through symbolism while simultaneously painting hope and love? “The Wall of Hope” is a campaign led by Bev Hoffman that transforms deteriorating walls around Nepal with colors of love,
A young boy with broken sandals, feet torn and weathered from the street and hair telling the tangled story of his short life, approached the Australian Embassy wall where my team and I were painting the #WallofHope mural.
With change in the air and turmoil shaking up the world, the orphans of the #Aashray home for children with HIV/AIDS in Jaipur, India, have inspired my being to the core with their smiles, their positive outlook on life and their desire to learn in every moment.
Every child in our class is a “Slumdog Millionair”. They were not waiting around to win the lottery to get out of the slums, they earned their smiles by making a choice in life! They choose to find happiness regardless of the outside circumstances that are out of their control.
At the Surat airport in Western India Robert Markey and I were welcomed by Sagar and his incredible team from the NGO Pathshala NGO; a group of young adults who are “fighting against a ticking clock” to bring as much beauty into the world and into the hearts of the underrepresented youth as possible,
We stepped foot into the abandoned hospital in Athens, Greece, and found Syrian refugee youth running around with photocopies of their hands and faces in distorted positions. They were having so much fun with the Spanish volunteers and the Xerox machine.
There are many paths to arrive at the same destination. Although our team is accustomed to roughing it and sleeping just about anywhere along the journey of life, one week ago we climbed aboard a large ferry and were escorted to a cabin with beds and hot showers.
The warden opened the gates of the prison and we entered, using colors as our currency. We shared a powerful day painting with bank robbers, smugglers and drug dealers, behind the bars, inside the prison, in the mountains of Northern Greece.
Last week was one to remember as the Chime In International Youth Ambassador crew joined forces with the NGO Fundación Viracocha in San Agustin, Colombia! It was a dream come true to bridge worlds together, sharing this powerful place, the archiological center of Colombia,