"I asked the girls to go to my parents and tell them not to let the marriage happen. With their help, I refused the marriage because I want to study and be something. In life I want to be a doctor."
-Rajyanti Bairwa, 17, who was able to prevent early marriage with the help of girls at school
Read more stories of girls in India who have had the courage to refuse forced marriages via NBC News.
That’s half of the problem, the other half is WHICH CHEEK TO START ON
Afraid that the Marne (and Aube) is two in general.
Did I ever mention how disturbing it is to do the ‘three-kisses’ bise? People in my region tends to offer their right cheeks first… Anyone left among my followers?
Erna and Hrefna are eleven years old Icelandic identical twins. I started to photograph them when they were nine years old in 2009, and this will be an ongoing project until they are sixteen years old. I will visit them every year.
My intention for this project is to capture the very precious period of their growth from child to teenager, physically as well psychologically. The relationship between identical twins is interesting subject matter.
I often hear that identical twins have telepathic connections between them. This is true with Erna and Hrefna. They are always together. They almost never fight each other. Spending time with them I feel such comfort in their companionship but at the same time I feel strange because I have never seen such a powerful connection between any two human beings. They say to me, “We dream same dreams sometimes.”
— Ariko Inaoka (Erna and Hrefna Project ‘09-‘10)