When a Maasai girl is in her early teens, she participates in a series of rituals that lead to her becoming, in the eyes of the tribe, a woman. In one of those rituals (pictured below) her “girl” hair is shaved off so that her new “woman” hair can replace it. Another ritual still performed by some Maasai, though not by those in the photograph, is female circumcision. It’s a practice that is still performed in many African countries. One of the organizations trying to stop it is Amref Health Care…

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