The crack of the whip on flesh is a sound I won’t easily forget. (image courtesy of the author)

I Attended A Whipping Ceremony In Ethiopia

I walked with my husband and our guide into the whipping ceremony. I knew what I was about to see, but I was woefully unprepared for how I would feel.


Bethlehem Foster: Studier of Sociology, Fashion Stylist

Spotted: Feeding the meter in Oakland, CA


Watch the World’s Most Dangerous Intersection

Maybe there’s some kind of method to the madness in this Ethiopian intersection, but it looks post-apocalyptic. Are stop signs and traffic signals just infrastructural overkill?