"Be with someone that requires you to grow, makes you forget your problems, holds your hand, likes to kiss, appreciates art, and adores you."
"Sometimes I remind myself that I almost skipped the party, that I almost went to a different college, that the whim of a minute could have changed everything and everyone. Our lives, so settled, so specific, are built on happenstance."
French photojournalist Olivier Martel has travelled the world capturing images of women across the globe from all walks of life. Here are some of his pictures of women from around the African continent including Mozambique, Libya, Senegal and the Ivory Coast.
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AUGUST: Celebrating African Women
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Food prep for the next couple of days: Blueberries, cleaned and chopped vegetables (carrots, broccoli, mushrooms, zucchini), marinated sriracha and soy sauce tofu, curried baked sweet potatoes, chopped and sliced watermelon, cleaned and chopped kale, veggies for snacking (grape tomatoes, cucumber, carrots, broccoli), whole wheat banana bread, and fruit prepped for freezing/smoothies (bananas, cherries, and raspberries.)