I looked like a mage today but I couldn’t properly document that.
African and African American populations are underrepresented in genetic research. For a limited time, 23andMe is offering a free kit to individuals with Sub-Saharan African ancestry.
The goal of this project is to improve 23andMe’s ancestry product through a better understanding of genetic diversity within Africa. We are specifically interested in reaching individuals from countries associated with the American slave trade in order to help African Americans trace their roots.
Participation is simple. Answer a few questions about your ancestry and if you meet the eligibility criteria, 23andMe will ship you a kit. Participants will have access to the 23andMe Personal Genome Service®, including personalized ancestryinformation, at no additional cost.
For those of you who asked me about this a few days ago
You may have to ~embellish~ a few details about where your grandparents were born. But the end result is you’ll have some info about yourself.
This says everything.
To help humanize the overwhelming statistics, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and senior staff photographer at Getty Images, John Moore, visited an Ebola treatment center of the organization, Doctors Without Borders in Paynesville, Liberia. At the treatment center, survivors spoke about the brothers, sisters, husbands and wives they lost due to the disease. They also spoke of recovery, stigmas they continue to face in their villages and renewed hope.
shout out to people with abusive mothers who have to deal with the world acting like every single mother’s love is so expansive and unconditional and tender when that is the opposite of what we experienced