Virginia Morgan

Age: 22
Home Town: Phoenix, Arizona
Education: Public Health at Tulane University
Specific Field Interests: Women's Health, Reproductive Health, Cultural Conservation
Placement: KHAMIR, Bhuj, Gujarat
Area of Focus: Public Health

Highlights: Highlights: Virginia recently graduated from Tulane University where she completed degrees in Public Health, International Development, and Gender & Sexuality Studies. For the past four years, Virginia has been very passionate about work with New Orleans public health involving sex education, reproductive health, and proper nutrition. She was a sex education teacher, a youth mentor, and a global justice intern with a free health clinic where she helped start a farmer's market and led a weekly women's wellness class. She spent her junior year abroad in India living in Delhi and Dharamsala conducting fieldwork on the reproductive health care status of Tibetan refugees.

Last Words

One of the questions for the AIF yearbook asked us “Describe a moment during the past 10 months in which you felt very proud.” I originally wrote, “I spent the

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Parshaben: Khumbar of Kutch

The opening of Ghadai was a huge success.  I spent the day greeting artisans I have been working with and meeting members of their families.  The whole exhibition looks amazing

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Ghadai: by the Potters of Kutch

Photos by Ilana Millner, Media Fellow

After months of hard work, weeks of construction, days of set up, and hours (7 hours to be exact) of painting, Ghadai by the

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Humanizing Health Statistics

My main project this year is assessing baseline health statistics of artisans and their families working and living in Kachchh, Gujarat.  I moved to Bhuj in September and dove straight

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Sarahben: Kumbhar of Kutch

While putting together the content for our upcoming exhibition, Ghadai, I primarily focus on the section devoted to the women’s role in pottery.  We highlight their role in the gathering of

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Happiness Happens

Name: Pramila Krishna
Age: 27
Hometown: Kukuma, Gujarat
Occupation: Seamstress
You know those people who can instantly brighten your day with their smile alone?  They are a special kind of

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All Possibilities are Possible

I have been placed in Bhuj, Gujarat and am working for Khamir.  Our name stands for Kachchh Heritage, Art, Music, Information, and Resources.  In Kachchii, the local language, khamir means

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