the smell of my desperation has become a stench

North of Dhaka

On our second day in Bangladesh we visited a slum on the northern side of Dhaka which was working to improve its drinking water and sanitation issues. It had just rained, so the usual dust had turned to thick mud and there were kids everywhere, kids whose giant eyes flickered with just a hint of mischief. Beauty amid the debris.

Heather B. Armstrong

Hi. I’m Heather B. Armstrong, and this used to be called mommy blogging. But then they started calling it Influencer Marketing: hashtag ad, hashtag sponsored, hashtag you know you want me to slap your product on my kid and exploit her for millions and millions of dollars. That’s how this shit works. Now? Well… sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the ride.

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