Nothing living should ever be treated with contempt. Whatever it is that lives, a man, a tree, or a bird, should be touched gently, because the time is short. Civilization is another word for respect for life.
Christy Vidrine Bauman is a photographer and counselor living in Seattle.Â She and her husband Andrew run a non-profit called Collective Hope which starts small sustainable businesses within third-world communities to help aid with jobs and empowerment to the native people of these countries. Collective Hope is currently in Malawi, Africa and has begun a farm, medical clinic and community water well to provide work and resources for neighboring villages in the district of Kaduwa, Malawi.