Joanne Laurie from London
Claudine from the Betafo District of Madagascar
Katy Shaw from Melbourne
Ellen from Malawi
Deanna Neiers from New York
Hazel Shandumba from Hamakando Village in Zambia
Agnes Noti from Tanzania
Blimey! Recently seven women from around the world where asked by WaterAid to reveal the essentials they will need when giving birth and the contrast is eye opening, to say the least!
This little project shows how the notion of ‘essential’ changes enormously depending on where the mom-to-be lives. For example women in Africa pack a razor to cut the umbilical cord and a plastic sheet to give birth on, while women in the Western world pack things like massage oils and books. I love projects that show how people live and what’s considered normal or essential for them. Thoughts?
P.S: Also, the hungry planet, a nightly dinner out that's like therapy and family tables around the world.
P.P.S: Plus, how much food people eat per day.