Meet NG Young Explorers

London photographer Emily Ainsworth will share her adventures with the Mexican Circus tomorrow at headquarters.


“If you’re in D.C., join us at NG headquarters this Friday for a Young Explorers Salon, and meet three recent grantees: Shannon Switzer, Neil Losin, and Emily Ainsworth. Learn how their passion for adventure and the Earth led them from ‘fishing’ for lizards in urban Miami, to floating down California rivers, to running away with more than one Mexican circus.”

My second National Geographic blog for NG News Watch posted yesterday, Meet NG Young Explorers, about a really exciting event happening tomorrow at headquarters in DC.  I had the pleasure of interviewing three of National Geographic’s Young Explorers Grantees and hearing their inspirational stories of adventure.

If you are in DC tomorrow, so can you!

“Join us in an intimate club setting in the National Geographic Dining Hall Oct. 14 for an evening with these inspiring twenty-somethings. Food, drinks, and stories worth retelling will be served.”

If you can’t join the party at National Geographic (like me, I’ll be toasting my sister and her husband-to-be at their rehearsal dinner in New Orleans), join the conversation and tweet @natgeolive.


My First National Geographic blog posted!

A photo by Stephanie Sinclair of an illegal child marriage in Rajasthan. The bride in the yellow veil is five years old.

“Child brides are not unique to a single country, religion, or language.  Even though child marriage is illegal in most nations, it is a common tradition — older than laws protecting against it.”

If you have time today, I hope you take a look at my blog, A Conversation about Child Brides. Not only is it my first National Geographic News Watch blog, but it also is about an interesting event happening at National Geographic Headquarters in Washington, DC on Oct. 3.

Cynthia Gorney and Stephanie Sinclair, writer and photographer duo for NG magazine’s  “Too Young to Wed: The Secret World of Child Brides,” will speak at headquarters on Oct. 3 about events they witnessed while covering this piece.

The article and associated photo gallery are very moving — and at times jarring. If you are in DC, this event should be worthwhile! Tweet @natgeolive to join the conversation or to learn more!