a fifteen-year old mother of a toddler, who came alive during a recent dance class which was part of a monthly Self Empowerment Group run by Apne Aap. she glowed as she held her child on her hip and swayed to her own music.

the adorable baby who, shortly after this photo was taken, blessed me by spitting up all down the front of my salwar.

mother and child, forbesganj outskirts.

this is my favourite image from all my months here – this woman danced as though no one was watching…

the small center where one of the self-empowerment groups (SEGs) is held.

me and my beautiful students/friends.

a forbesganj doorway on the main drag.