Emma. A portrait.

There are no words that sufficiently describe the enormous, deep-hearted love I feel for my beautiful niece, Emma Varley.  Yes, gush, gush, gush, but it’s SO TRUE.

Emma– an extraordinary woman and mother of 4.

Emma– a brilliant medical anthropologist and humanitarian.

I love witnessing her life unfold- sadly mainly from afar, but always, always, close and ever present in my heart.

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Emma Varley is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Brandon University. (China Marker on newsprint)

 

Emma– a veil of resigned peace underneath which dances a curious, life-loving, laughing inner child.

"Four-year old me during a summer visit to my Grandparents' home in Tofino on Vancouver Island. (1977)" - Emma Varley
“Four-year old me during a summer visit to my Grandparents’ home in Tofino on Vancouver Island. (1977)” – Emma Varley

Please take time to check out a sample of her work on:

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For deeply divided settings such as Gilgit, can we afford to avoid acknowledgment of the ways that identity can be deployed to privilege one community at the health expense of another?

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