A Country of Women is the title of an article from More magazine that I first saw mentioned over at Hella Delicious a few weeks ago.
I don't even know what to say about it. Other than it feels right to somehow bear witness to their experience -- and ever since I read the article and looked at its photo gallery, I've thought about these women every single day.
Because we're in it together.
Twenty-five years after the world’s worst nuclear accident, More visits a hardy community of women who’ve made a home in Chernobyl’s desolate, radioactive surroundings. Why they chose to live here after the disaster, defying the authorities and endangering their health, is an inspiring tale—about the pull of ancestral lands, the healing power of shaping one’s destiny and the subjective nature of risk.