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This past weekend was pretty hectic for me.

Not only did I attend the Mamingwey Burn Survivors Conference, but I accepted a scholarship, spoke about this project, was on a panel and was in their fashion show. Yup, it was definitely a busy day.

Because of everything I was doing, I wasn’t able to take too many of my own photos. Luckily, I had the help of multiple people including my good friend/talented photographer Stephen Burton (he also took the photos of me for my project).

Here are some of the photos from the conference:

Keynote speaker and burn survivor James Bosch led us through a finger painting exercise and here’s what I came up with

[Photo credit: Stephen Burton] Speaking about my project

[Photo credit: Stephen Burton]

[Photo credit: Stephen Burton] Speaking on the conference panel (Adults burned as children)

I’m so grateful for all the other burn survivor support organizations I’ve come across, but Mamingwey is particularly near and dear to my heart. Not only are they in my home province, but they have been incredibly supportive of my project and I hope to keep my connection to them even after the project.

To learn more about Mamingwey or to donate to the organization here are their links:


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