This next photo came to us through a dear friend, Melissa, who is an experienced world traveler and an alluring writer. While visiting Panama this summer, she photographed the lovely Christina amongst an indigenous community. Since we can’t travel there ourselves, we are living vicariously through Melissa and her keen eye for beautiful things around the world. Thank you Melissa! We look forward to seeing more amazing children of the world!
Christina is a 7 year old beauty who is actually going on 50 & who lives in Queens, NY. In her free time she practices African dance with the Purelements: An Evolution in Dance in Brooklyn as well as the Irish Jig. She seems to have a talent for athletics of any kind- swimming and running to name a couple. She eats at tables with the adults and fits in just fine – one of the many skills acquired from a mother who believes her daughter is a child of the world, not to be defined by her parents. As such, she has an affinity for rugged travel through countries like Panama and beyond. This is Christina with the Kuna Yala people on the boarder of Panama and Costa Rica. They believed she was one of them and dressed her in their traditional clothing to prove it. She was a celebrity amongst this tribe of naturalists and will be honored by all good people she runs into along her path. – Melissa