Mt. Kilimanjaro - Tanzania
In 2016, I landed a dream project... to be the team photographer for a group of women climbing Kilimanjaro to raise money and awareness for women experiencing sexual and gender-based violence in war zones around the world. Our team of 14 women summited Africa's tallest freestanding mountain on International Women's Day, March 8, 2016. To say this was an extraordinary experience is a gross understatement. Before climbing the mountain, we visited women in the DRC who were taking part in the very programs we were raising money to fund. Having their faces, hugs and stories fresh on our hearts and minds was probably the best fuel and motivation we could have hoped for. All of us summitted and celebrated women all around the world on top of that mountain. It was an unforgettable moment.