Meet The Stamp Collectors:

Kelly of Living Large in Limbo

Which country left a lasting impression on you?
Iraq changed my life. I joined a women’s delegation in February 2003, five weeks before the U.S.-led invasion. We interviewed women about the impacts of the first Gulf War and the ensuing 12 years of sanctions…and about their fears of the impending war. Women literally stopped me on the street and implored me to go home and ask my president not to bomb them. I returned a few months later to find the people who had touched me so deeply. I reported back to radio and TV news stations via a satellite phone. I’m now writing a book about my experiences there. Here you can hear me read the first chapter, an award-winning essay about a beggar girl I met in a market.