Mexico/Is for @lovewant Issue 19. Met some very generous, beautiful people while shooting this story - thanks for everyone who allowed us to photograph them. Big thanks to @guerxs for helping us with this project. More to come...
More from Lauren’s trip to South Dakota to work with the Pine Ridge Girls School. ❤️
I had the privilege of working with The Pine Ridge Girls’ school in South Dakota. It is the first and only college-prep girls’ school on a Native Reservation in America. The school empowers and enriches young Native girls through an academically rigorous, Lakota-immersed culture. Per capita income on the Pine Ridge Reservation is $3,500 per year . Unemployment fluctuate between 85-90% . One in four babies is born with fetal alcohol syndrome. And 30% of student graduate from high school. The Pine Ridge Girls’ school exist to change that. It helps build the confidence, knowledge and skills the young women need to shape their lives and strengthen their community. I’m so grateful this experience...These girls hold a special place in my heart. ❤️ thank you @gracecreativela, @cleflufy, @samys_camera@freestylephoto1@colorlabmd ..., Lauren