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The Female Face of Poverty

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FROM THE EDITOR: I came across this article on LinkedIn written by Maria Shriver and felt it was something this Magazine had to share. It is no longer just a silly thought. Stress of economic hardship is genuinely weighing heavily on women in this country. With staggering rates of single mom’s out there, making ends meet in an unforgiving and unwilling job market is staggering. Now pair that with the cost of living in states like California or New York and what you have is catastrophic amounts of copious stress and burdensome anxiety. This article is not only frightening in its truth but essential to read. Thank you to journalist Maria Shriver for having the know-how and willingness to tell so many of our stories …

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LOVE.

What is HATE.

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HATE. A word that just makes you feel dirty. Ashamed. A society living in a veil of confusion and fear using their own prejudice to alienate and isolate. The only thing we need in this world is one thing. Just one: LOVE. There is a song that is now playing loudly all over the airwaves by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis featuring Mary Lambert. The lyrics are impossible to tune out because the truth that pierces through every spoken word is the most honest profoundly necessary truth this world is hungry for.

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The WRAITH by Rolls Royce

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Imagine a hum. A dark forest. And a woman. The coarse cold air rushing through the trees, the sharp turn of curiosity looming around you until everything in you begins to pulse and suddenly that faint hum is now a roaring beckon. And then that hum gets closer. Closer and closer, the forest falls silent as the hum becomes a beckoning purr. Within moments, lights come into view and something inside of you feels compelled to want. Open your eyes … now welcome The Wraith! – DG, ATOD

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Ryan Spencer Reed

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Ryan Spencer Reed (b. 1979) is an American photographer whose journey documenting critical social issues began shortly after college when he self-financed a move to east Africa. Working in that region and covering the Sudanese Diaspora for nearly 7 years, Ryan has entered Sudan a half dozen times in addition to covering the mass exodus of refugees to Eastern Chad and Kenya. In late summer 2004, he returned from covering the War in Darfur to produce that body of work for distribution. This work was widely exhibited in the States and abroad. The Soros Foundation’s Open Society Institute awarded him with the Documentary Photography Project’s Distribution Grant in 2006 to help this work reach additional audiences. While exhibiting and speaking internationally on the subject of Sudan, he has begun a long-term project on the hubris of power and the twilight of the American industrial revolution. A chapter of this work on Detroit is currently being distributed.

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