Back in June we met with Dr. Jeff Wilkinson, the lead surgeon at the Fistula Care Center in Bwaila District Hospital in the capital of Lilongwe. He eagerly explained that they would soon be opening a new fistula unit as he showed us an open room with two neat rows of brand new plastic-wrapped mattresses [...]Read More
Upon going to the Open Arms Shop we discussed in an earlier post, we were told that some of the refugee women employed by the shop were willing to share their stories with Students of the World. Naturally, we jumped at the opportunity to capture something so inspiring and moving. Below is Odile’s story: Odile [...]Read More
I had the privilege of interviewing Leslie Beasley, one of the founders of The Open Arms Shop, a few weeks ago for Students of the World. I have known Leslie for a little over a year now through mutual friends but have not had the opportunity to come to her store, hear her story and [...]Read More
The world of fashion and design is very much visual and material. The colors of fabrics, the way clothes fit and feel. It can be glamorous, like the high-end designer clothes shown on the runways during New York Fashion Week. Or it can be the bear necessities of a white t-shirt and jeans. At Raven [...]Read More
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