Some radio pieces

beingpale august 5 2007
Lucie-Rwanda-150x150
Lucie-Rwanda-150x150
Lucie-Rwanda-150x150
Lucie-Rwanda-150x150

In 2006, I did a story on traumatized youth in Rwanda for a story on the World Vision Report. It was one of the more difficult assignments I’ve done and haunted me, especially the story of a survivor named Lucie. Here’s the story of how reporting this story changed my life — and left me with a daughter. That’s her on the right in the picture below with my son, Bariwanda…that’s a whole other story.

The Cost of Being Pale
The Cost of Being Pale

White people want to become dark. Dark people want to become lighter. There are risks in both desires. I did this story in 2007 where I reported from Ghana on women who deliberately bleach their dark skin to become lighter. But using creams with steroids and other chemicals can be very dangerous. In some cases it can even kill you.

Baby John, Born Sep. 2012
Baby John, Born Sep. 2012

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Shelly & Steve, proud parents of lea
Shelly & Steve, proud parents of lea

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Michelle, proud mama of baby Dawn
Michelle, proud mama of baby Dawn

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Baby Mathew, Born Aug. 2011
Baby Mathew, Born Aug. 2011

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Baby Robert, Born Mar. 2013
Baby Robert, Born Mar. 2013

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Baby Don, Born Aug. 2013
Baby Don, Born Aug. 2013

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