Bio • Journalist + humanitarian until I find a real job ✌🏽• Currently in the Middle East
Recent photos taken by Marcia Robiou - @thisisrobiou
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Schoolchildren in northern India start their day with meditation and music sessions. The school’s admin, Anandji (5th picture) wants to show others in India that mind-body awareness is as important as writing and math skills.Jainaff (3rd picture, right), an 11-year-old student, said the school’s daily meditation practice makes her feel more peaceful.Swipe left to see more photos of my time at APV school••••#storiesofindia#yourshot_india#huffpostgram#guardiantravelsnaps#reportagespotlight#magnumphotos#everydayindia@bbc_travel@guardiantravelsnaps
This Peshmerga fighter saw me before I saw him: through binoculars from his mountaintop military outpost..Sabah poses with a photo of Masoud Barzani, the president of Iraqi Kurdistan, and the man behind the independence bid that has rocked the country. In the past week, the Iraqi army (with Shia militia groups) have taken large swaths of Kurdish land in retaliation for the vote. The war against ISIS still isn’t over, yet another war is already looming on the horizon.
Seeing and being seen at Şırnak Airport in Turkey.The ban on international flights in Erbil means foreigners working and living in Iraq (including myself) have to find novel ways to reenter the country.One of the ways is flying into Cezre, a small town in southern Turkey, and crossing the land border into Iraq. The once sleepy Şırnak Airport (which has only one baggage carousel) is now experiencing an influx of foreigners - many of whom have zigzagged across the globe to get here. Complicating matters is the recent suspension on U.S. visas in Turkey. Grateful to be one of the last Americans to make it through, and hoping for an end to this increasingly absurd situation.
Waiting, waiting, waiting.I used to hate waiting at airports. That changed when I was recently reminded of my childhood fascination with travel. As a kid, I used to love staring at the departures board and imagine what places I never heard of were like. What did people in Pnomh Penh eat? What did Ouagadougou look like?Bringing that sense of wonderto airports is hard as an adult who travels a lot for work, but I’m trying. Here are some snapshots from my layover yesterday in Ankara, Turkey. How do you spend your layovers?
Four women sing prayers to a roadside sadhu until he blesses them with water and sacred words.Rahsaan Roland Kirk may have been singing about the civil rights movement when preaching "we (all) got a cross that we must bear," but right now I am thinking of all the blessing-seekers around me. What invisible cross is each one bearing?..........#everydayasia#everydayindia#ig_india#ig_world_colors#ig_indiacaptures#travelgram#traveldeeper#doyoutravel#itravel#thestreetphotographyhub#streetphotography#lensculturestreets#streetleaks#ig_global_people#ig_global_life#portrait_mood#travelnoire#openmyworld#wearetravelgirls#religion
"She is not male and not female. Kinnar, you know?," the kinnar woman standing next to me explained..Kinnars, or transgender in the northern Hindi dialect, often live on the fringes of society, earning money by dancing on the streets or at religious ceremonies. This group drew a crowd of fascinated (and smartphone recording) Indians who followed them wherever they went.