How dare I say it? But it's true. I have had enough of jokes!
This statement might cause many people not to come back here, but I'm willing to take the risk for the sake of those young women and babies out there who live in poverty. No, friends, don't get me wrong. I like jokes. I really do. Actually, I almost like any humour. A good sense of humour is such an important life skill. It's just that I'm fed up to death with all those jokes and slick-y stuff from around the web.
This portrait of the young girl (photo above) is one of my favourite photos; it seems to convey more and also seems more powerful to me.While we were wandering around the shops of Playa Del Carmen we came across these beautiful women who were trying to sell their goods to us. "Hola, buy...buy, please?" She spoke clearly but in a low and hesitant voice; and that hesitant voice moved me to tears.
One of the reasons I really like these pictures is because I think they give the children being photographed dignity by showing them not as desperate children, but showing their beauty.
Playa del Carmen, Cancun, Mexico children playing cops holding a water gun.
Can I really understand the challenges faced by those women living out there under the curse of poverty and deprivation?
Can I really understand what it means to be poor?
Can I even feel the frustration, desperation and sense of injustice poor people feel when I am sitting behind a computer screen with a satisfied stomach and a University degree under my sleeve?
Can we put ourselves in that young girl's shoes? xx
P.S. Hope you have a great weekend!
P.P.S. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.