"These are my Fula scars, obtained in The Gambia in 2008. They are done by cutting open the skin with a razor blade, packing burnt peanut shell ash into the wound, and then letting the skin heal over the ash (you can't wash it for three days). The Fula women have these scars done on their face (number of scars and their location on the face can tell about where the woman is from), but I had them done on my shoulder." RPCV The Gambia 2007-2009
-Winona LaDuke. American Indian activist, environmentalist, economist & writer of Anishinaabe descent. A graduate of Harvard and Antioch Universities with advanced degrees in rural economic development. Executive Director of Honor the Earth, which she founded in 1989. LaDuke became an activist in Anishinaabe issues, helping found the Indigenous Women's Network in 1985.-
How to Pack Shoes in Your Suitcase: A shower cap protects clothes from dirt when you use it to cover the soles of your shoes. Even better? It's totally affordable and the material is super flexible so can fit over just about any kind of shoe. Click through for the full details and for more info on the best way to pack a suitcase.