These girls were passionate about creating a video on an issue that affects girls and women in Morocco and in other countries throughout the world — sexual harassment. I wrote a grant for their project, to cover the costs of filming people throughout Morocco – women and men, old and young, in small and large communities – as well as the editing and production of a video with their findings. Unfortunately, the filming took longer than expected and I left Morocco before the project was completed. I’m happy to say though that these dedicated individuals remained committed to the project along with other Peace Corps volunteers and have completed an amazing 3-part video! It’s really exciting to see what these girls have been able to accomplish and to know that I played a role in helping them to express themselves and to stand up for issues in their country.
In other news, Justin and I are enjoying our time with the adorable Katie and exploring DC as much as possible when it’s not covered in snow. We’re counting the days until springtime, cherry blossoms, picnics and bike rides! More updates to come soon.