This is a story about strong female-based societies, indigenous women, and girls - best positioned as the most impactful agents of positive change. Role models for sustainability. Earths protectors. Responsible for food security and family - often required to also become the breadwinner.  

Everest legend Kami Rita Sherpa has invited me to his village in Thame, Namche VDC of the Solukhumbu District in Nepal. 

I plan to start this story there and continue my ten year relationship with the Hindu Kush Himalayas and its people. Slowly connecting with communities - capturing stories of mountain life, glimpses of similarities and differences - insights into indigenous knowledge, customs, wisdom and beliefs. 

Inspired by the analogue masters, I'm using a Hassleblad 500CM and shooting on triX 400 film.

Stay tuned