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Afghanistan's Streets And Traveling Through Conflict

Anna Brones | Posted 01.14.2013 | Travel
Anna Brones

Afghanistan is not a country that you can always travel freely. It is a conflict zone with security risks. There are checkpoints and military with AK 47s. There are suicide bombings. There is poverty.

A Space for Art Emerges in Kabul

Shannon Galpin | Posted 01.13.2013 | Arts
Shannon Galpin

Afghanistan is not the place you might think of for emerging artists and activist culture. Yet few countries in the world are more ripe for an artistic scene.

Internet Cafes Spark Fight for Women's Rights

Shannon Galpin | Posted 06.11.2012 | Impact
Shannon Galpin

On Women's International Day, young women in Kabul celebrated the opening of the first women's internet cafe. The first of its kind in Afghanistan, the Sahar Gul cafe allows a safe environment for women to use the internet, to socialize.

Creating A Future For Afghanistan's Deaf

Shannon Galpin | Posted 02.27.2012 | Good News
Shannon Galpin

Working with ANAD, we secured a from the Afghan government to serve as a permanent location for Afghanistan's deaf to build a thriving community.

Pedal Power Nation

Shannon Galpin | Posted 11.09.2011 | Impact
Shannon Galpin

This is the second year of the Panjshir Tour, based off my experiences mountain biking in Panjshir province of Afghanistan. Yup, Afghanistan.

Reflections on Women's Day and the Silent Killer

Shannon Galpin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shannon Galpin

Tuesday was International Women's Day, and celebrations were in full effect around the world, where for many countries, it's a national holiday. Sinc...

Jewelry in a War Zone?

Shannon Galpin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Shannon Galpin

There is an unusual strength that comes from wearing the words that inspire us.

A Talisman for the Women Around the World

Shannon Galpin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Shannon Galpin

Talisman. def: an object held to act as a charm, avert evil and bring good fortune My talisman is a silver ring that I've had for several years. It...

Streets of Afghanistan: Cultural Immersion

Shannon Galpin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shannon Galpin

Couple the lack of security with the media coverage of the war on terror, and it becomes difficult to connect to the real Afghanistan today. That mkes connecting communities and cultures more important than ever.

Man Up? No, Thanks

Shannon Galpin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shannon Galpin

I don't need to see Tarzan-like chest pounding from any candidate, male or female, to decide my vote. I need substance. If I wanted to hear a five-year-old's discourse, I'd listen to my kindergartner.

Progress in Afghanistan? The Youth Movement in Kabul

Shannon Galpin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shannon Galpin

Afghanistan's youth are living their lives every day under great strain, never knowing if their country will one day be at peace again, but determined to find their own voice in amongst the rubble that surrounds them.