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Krista O'Brien

Manager of Communication

Krista O'Brien is the Manager of Communication at a faith-based charity supporting people with developmental disabilities. She is passionate about people in the margins of society, and advocates for refugees, addicts, and people with exceptional needs. Adventurous, amateur photographer, lover of nature.
Disabilities in Ethiopia: The Same, But Different as

Disabilities in Ethiopia: The Same, But Different as Canada

It is incredible to see how people with disabilities are being included and advocated for now, compared to how they have been treated and excluded in the past. The work is not done yet; there are still many ways to improve the quality of life and opportunities available for people with disabilities in Ethiopia.
10/17/2013 03:22 EDT
Protesting Violence in

Protesting Violence in Nicaragua

The last thing we needed was a roadblock. I feel exposed -- I am a white woman in the passenger seat of a car in Nicaragua. The people of Barrio Nuevo Amanecer, in Esteli, Nicaragua, are protesting against violence in their community. Their grief is fresh because last week, a 23-year-old mother of three was murdered. Forced into prostitution by her husband, her life was taken by a john.
09/19/2013 05:38 EDT
Haiti, After the

Haiti, After the Earthquake

"Most people don't like talking about the earthquake, but someone always asks. It's just so painful to remember." It's my first time visiting Haiti, and while it's as hot as I expected (maybe hotter), I wasn't prepared for the beauty of the country.
09/17/2013 12:29 EDT