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Heather B. Armstrong
First night ever in Africa
Outside @everymomcounts headquarters
Parent teacher conferences revealed she's made so much improvement with her letters and numbers, but our task now is to get her to write her last name. That's nine straight letters. Without stopping for a cigarette break. Hopefully there will be strategic Gatorade stations along this journey.
I'm off to Tanzania w/@everymomcounts to help improve access and quality of maternal care:
This is me last evening having totally forgotten what it was like to drive to LAX from West Hollywood during rush hour. On a Friday. People were writing movie scripts at stop lights on La Cienega. #latergram
Back in the old neighborhood
Hello again, Los Angeles.
Quick day trip and all of the coffee
It was drizzling this morning at drop off and when I told her I didn't have an umbrella in the car she said, "That's okay, my jacket is a transformer." And then she whipped the hood over her head. If only she were adorable.
In a couple of hours I head to the airport to catch a red eye to San Salvador where I'll change planes and head to LA and ultimately home to my girls. It's been a relatively quick trip to another hemisphere, but one that has again yanked me out of myself and my sheltered position. Many thanks to @bl
The ruins at Pachacamac
For the Mormon scrapbookers: colorways for Winter 2015 @krochetkids collection. #knowwhomadeit #thisisempowerment
@krochetkids headquarters a few doors down on the left #knowwhomadeit #thisisempowerment
The colorways of @krochetkids Winter 2015 collection #knowwhomadeit #thisisempowerment
Wake up call from @girlsgonechild playing "Ageless Beaty" by Stars
@whoorl has a few hair styling tips if you plan on visiting Peru in the stifling humidity of summer.
An unexpected guest at lunch
In the supply room at @krochetkids headquarters with @kristenhowerton @whoorl and @girlsgonechild surrounded by yarn and fabric. Follow these women's accounts of what we're witnessing and the incredible artisans we're meeting whose lives are being changed by the textiles on these shelves. #knowwhom
This is is Sofia at the Peruvian @krochetkids headquarters knitting fabric that will be used for scarves, gloves and hats. She's learning skills and making partnerships that support both her and her six-yr-old daughter Xiomara. She hopes to gain enough economic stability to have another child. #know
This is two-year-old Gustavo whose 20-year-old mother participates in the program offered by @krochetkids where she's offered childcare, mentoring, training and an above fair wage with the ultimate goal of entering the broader workforce and achieving independence. #knowwhomadeit #thisisempowerment