I had the pleasure of shooting an event called GirlUp DC on January 15th, alongside talented longtime DC photographer Max Taylor. It was a fun event filled with speeches and interesting activities to do, an INCREDIBLE traditional African dance performed by a local High School dance group, and a few celebrities, all to raise awareness among young American girls + boys about how young women and girls around the world face serious challenges in just living day-to-day lives. And that we typically take for granted all of the luxuries that the United States has to offer, while girls in many parts of the world don't even have a reliable source of clean water, one of humanity's most basic needs. All in all it was really successful event and even if no one else in that huge gym learned anything, I know I did! Take a look through the photos and feel free to comment!