Happy Sunday! The sun is actually shining in Sweden right now (novelty!), so I will get ready for a run and leave you with two awesome links to look at over coffee or brunch.
The first one is this Upworthy article that highlights the work of Marji Guyler-Alaniz, a photographer that decided to change the archetypal image of farmers – as men – by creating the project FarmHer. Through photography, she tells the stories of the growing number of female farmers in the United States and the diversity of the dedicated individuals that provide our daily food supplies. I don’t have the copyright to Guyler-Alaniz’ pictures, so you’ll have to trust me if I say that you won’t regret checking them out – beside the importance of the theme, the photography behind it is also extraordinary.
Bonus: Find out more about US women in agriculture through the Women Food and Ag Network (WFAN). They also just started up a project called From Plate to Politics which is designed to strengthen women’s voices in designing the US food system, and have (among others) a first webinar series up on the challenges and opportunities women farmers and healthy food advocates can face, and how to tackle them. Really inspirational work!
The second thing that I have for you this Sunday is this adorable video of Sesame Street addressing hunger issues. I think it’s a great example of how to raise awareness in a kid-friendly way without being too preachy about it. I just saw that it’s a highlight video that introduced a one-hour special on childhood hunger back in 2011, though I can’t find where to watch the entire episode – anybody? Else, just enjoy the cuteness and poignancy of pointing out that hunger is an issue present in almost any community – including yours!