A girl with her dolls

Written by on February 9, 2011 in Photo Posts, Photos and Stories in Progress with 0 Comments

I was walking through a slum to visit the family of a young Cambodian man for a story I’m working on. Then I saw this girl and her friend playing with dolls.  I’ve seen my daughter’s play in the same way. I know the gleam in her eyes that says she can still dream and believe.  I long for a day when she has more opportunities starting right there in the slum. And I regret that she might base her dreams on these little white dolls, because she is strong and full of beauty just as she is.

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About the Author: Andy Gray is a writer and photographer living in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and working with Alongsiders International. You can find him puttering around the streets of Phnom Penh on his Suzuki Viva 125, running stoplights and driving on the wrong side of the road or on the sidewalks like a local. If you see him in a coffee shop, he'll be the one typing and deleting the same line over and over again. .

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