glennagordon Baby clothes hanging to dry in the darkroom of RedHook Headquarters. #changingpriorities for @alanschin 5d

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glennagordon Day trip from Brooklyn to Hudson Valley for a visit with the warm and wonderful @canfeit and @lpolgreen. 6d

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glennagordon Photo studio all closed up at the Senegal-Gambia border. March 2014. 2w

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glennagordon Feathers of an owl captured by a hunter who was trying to sell it in New Kru Town, Monrovia, Liberia. 2w

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glennagordon New Kru Town bedroom. Monrovia, Liberia. 2w

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glennagordon Courthouse typewriter. Buchanan, Liberia. 2w

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glennagordon On Saturday, I took my fifteenth flight of 2014. Back in Liberia now. #ecowasexhaustion 3w

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glennagordon I FACEBOOKED YOUR MUM + headless doll. Northern Ghana. 3w

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glennagordon Queen Mother in Yendi, Northern Ghana. 3w

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glennagordon Dorm room portrait in Walewale, Northern Ghana. 3w

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glennagordon Silk flowers, Central Ghana. 3w

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glennagordon They told me the baby was a month old, but she was so small. Her hair felt soft like lamb's wool or a fancy fur coat. Her name was Fatumata Balde (because everyone in the village is Balde) and when I was leaving I stroked her head and touched that soft hair and said, "Bonne chance, Fatumata. Bonne chance." But here in a village south of Kolda in remote Senegal, the words felt hollow. The life that she has ahead if her will be hard: she will be cut and it will hurt. She will be married and she will have no say. She will cook in a hot dark room while her husband sits under the shade of a mango tree. She will produce children and this will hurt too. And then she will cut her daughter, as she was cut, and her mother was cut, and her mother before her too. 4w
  •   trelan777 @betterbrainhealth disagreeing with the practice of cutting is one thing. Badmouthing male & female matrimonial relationships is entirely another. "Wife slaving over hot stove while husband sits under mango tree" is a stupid snide remark that came straight from her own twisted culture. 3w
  •   bhardwajniharika Is it badmouthing ????...huh.....then y dont they cut there son as well........I can't beleive people still practice such cruel rituals ......!!! 3w
  •   bhardwajniharika @glennagordon - it hurts wen I see people supporting such stupid things.....I do respect their culture .....but its high time nw.... THEY NEED TO HV AMENDMENTS! 3w
  •   trelan777 @bhardwajniharika reading AND comprehending is fundamental... 3w
  •   betterbrainhealth @trelan777 was any of what she said incorrect? Is inaccurate in any way. And she didn't use the word "slaving" you did. I never got the impression she was bad mouthing the relationship, rather describing it. She was not in any way being ethnocentric 3w
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glennagordon Koranic school near the Senegal and Guinea-Bissau border. 4w

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glennagordon Mango season in southern Senegal. 4w

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glennagordon Aminata Djallo's old photo. Kolda, Southern Senegal. 1mon

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glennagordon Bird on The Gambia River near the Senegal border. (All of Gambia is near the Senegal border...) 1mon

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glennagordon Another day, another airplane. 1mon

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glennagordon Portraits of the Emir at the Ministry of Information in Kano, Northern Nigeria. March 2014. 1mon

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glennagordon Military checkpoint, Kano, Northern Nigeria.
Conflict rages on.

Alhamdulillah - I'm glad to be safely out. More #latergrams coming too.
1mon

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glennagordon My friend Rabi. Northern Nigeria. 1mon

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