The Toughest Job You'll Ever Love...Kenya

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Monday, May 22, 2006

New Pictures

 
Ok gang, I guess I should have said this awhile ago...there are new pictures up on the site.  I went to a friend's big Earth Day event she organized and have some fun snaps from that.  Leave comments and lemme know what you think!!!
 
 
PS--The comment set-up has been modified on this blog, and you once again can leave comments, just with some lag.  So, as long as your not advertising penis enlargment or hacked software, please let me know what you think and who is out there!

5 Comments:

  • At 12:09 AM, Blogger renee said…

    Well gee Misty...how am I ever gonna sell my penis enlargement pills...just kidding (I gave that business up in high school). I loved the photos. The chicken dance rocks. Isn't teaching the chicken dance peace corps goal #1 or something (I never did learn those goals). Take care and miss ya!!!

     
  • At 8:27 AM, Blogger The Man said…

    I love your web site and all the great pictures from Kenya

     
  • At 3:59 PM, Anonymous Your Bro said…

    Hey I'm glad I can post comments again. I posted some a long time ago and didn't get a response so I figured that you were fighting spam. I was wondering, do the patients you are helping pass on the info to anyone else. I know you are doing rape counselling and I think AIDS prevention,,, do they try and help or are they too afraid to let anyone know that they are sick. I read your blog a couple times a week to see if anything new is up....keep it coming....

     
  • At 8:50 AM, Blogger Me said…

    Thanks for all the new comments...and "your bro" I am assuming you are actually not my brother. If you are, YOU OWE ME EMAIL KABISA (that means seriously a lot in Kiswahili).

    To answer your questions, first, I am not doing rape counciling. That wouldn't be a sustainable project really, and I am not the culturally appropiate person to do that (response to rape is vastly different in Kenya than in the states). I am working with a Post Rape Care program, doing further training of the trained staff, community mobilization and trying to figure out a way to tackle rape prevention. People are even less public about rape than AIDS, and it is far more common. It is not a subject you share with ohter people in Kenya, but I hope to encourage a support group for survivors, but we'll see how that idea flies.

    I am doing AIDS education. As far as people talking to one another about it, um, I am really not sure. I do a lot of my work with the staff who work with our clients a lot more. I find this is more sustainable/productive, as they are Lou and part of the community and that means they can educate long after I am gone. People do ask me a lot of sensitive questions, and I think those bits of info get passed along, but in a more intimate way. Stigma is still huge here, but by having PLWA groups (People Living With AIDS) we are beginning to fight the stigma and encourage more to be public about their status. I hope that answers some of your questions. Keep em coming, and thanks for reading!!!

     
  • At 6:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    HI misty..good pics n river ride was "fun read..B.in ca.

     

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