This outfit is on of the first I wore when I retuned to the big apple after the NOAH Conference. Both this shirt and the bag came from an organisations showcasing at the conference. The shirt came from the HPS network. HPS is a strain of albinism that usually comes with dangerous organ complications, mainly that of the lung.
The bag was made by a mother of a person with albinism or a person with albinism in Tanzania. It was also given to me as a gift by one of my new close friends whom I met at the conference. Since I heard about the situation in Tanzania I really wanted to help some how but I couldn't figure out how or in what way. This was a fantastic way to provide aid in a way that encourages independence and leaves me feeling satisfied on my end that my money is both going to a good cause and I'm getting a great product out of it. Not that the product part is necessary but hey it's always a great incentive!
I love the message on this shirt don't you? It encourages to examine ourselves and the life we lead. It tells us that life is not only worth living but worth living in an extraordinary way. This summer really taught me that and I hope to never forget it.