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Before I left D.C., friends forwarded emails about the Bangkok protest ordering me to “Be Careful!” They were worried. Naturally. The media skews reality coating our minds with cynicism and fear. That’s why I can’t do the news. I prefer to live in my ‘people are inherently good’ bubble. While living in Bangkok, I walked through the protest. I went with trepidation (because of those darn emails!) but I had to get to the organic store. A sista needs her unrefined coconut oil. I braced myself for the scary. Instead I saw what you see above. When I raised my camera, the protestors looked right at me. Unabashed. This still gives me chills. The pride. The camaraderie. The heart.

Lessons learned:
1. Heed.
2. Go see for yourself.


Angel · 04/03/2014 at 11:25 am

@Badiyah. The news makes me afraid of life. I can’t have that. Ha, I’m still honing the skills. Sho wish we could do the one arm!

Badiyah · 04/03/2014 at 10:23 am

I’ve banned our news for that very reason. Good to see you haven’t lost your fab pic taking skills!

Angel · 03/30/2014 at 5:49 am

@Eileen. My favorite couple. You two.

Eileen · 03/29/2014 at 9:47 pm

Jordan always says a place sounds scary until you get there. Much like the oldest honkytonk in Texas, where we are headed now.

Slomo · 03/29/2014 at 5:42 am

Thank you for writing this! Just like that photo – it’s perfect.

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