How A Former Child Soldier Turned His Life Around & Helped Others Escape The Same FateKAELYN FORDE
Around the world, children are being recruited and coerced into joining armed groups. According to Human Rights Watch, child soldiers are fighting in at least 14 countries, including Afghanistan, Colombia, Iraq, and Thailand.
Words live in her bones. From untangling two languages in her native country, to learning their articulation in debate and crafting them into contracts, words have unified her life experiences. She began writing real stories to evidence the living of people and anchor human courage within our memory. She infuses her storytelling with the imagination of a traveler who has sojourned to the edges of the map.
“Words transmit the experiences of others so we may reuse their learnings to shape and create our own lives.”