Today, NPR featured an interview with Cynthia Gorney and Stephanie Sinclair, the reporter and the photographer behind the June National Geographic piece Too Young to Wed: The Secret World of Child Brides.
|photo: Stephanie Sinclair/National Geographic|
Reading the article, listening to the interview, looking at the pictures of little girls with sad eyes... it's heartwrenching.
These are the moments when my desire to respect the practices of other cultures abandons me. At some point, cultural practices become human rights violations.
I'm not sure what I can do about this injustice being perpetrated on my young sisters in other parts of the globe. But I know I can't close my eyes to it anymore.