A flower for Aisha.
My friends Rebecca Bradley and Janna Morton run the project Blooms of Nigeria, a blog whose goal is to present nearly 200 illustrated flowers, each for a different girl who was taken in the April kidnapping in Nigeria, and to keep the discussion and awareness of their plight alive. It’s a terrible crisis, and recently, there have been new kidnappings of almost 100 girls and boys as well. There isn’t much many of us reading about it from our computers can do to help directly with this situation, but at the very least, we can all keep talking about the problem, express our sadness and eagerness for a resolution. There is also an Amnesty International petition you can sign to help appeal to the Nigerian government for action.
Let’s not forget about these girls. Let’s all keep loudly hoping for their rescue.