“I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do.
This nine minute video tells the tale of Lale Labuko’s fight to end the Mingi practice which is active even today among certain African tribes. These tribes believe certain children are Mingi, which means they are cursed/will bring curse, and thus kill them or leave them in bushes to die.
At the crack of dawn I ease my way out of my tent, wrap my dusty hair into a tight braid trying to forget that my last shower was three days ago, and slither into my guide’s faithful Landcruiser. 817 more words