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Emory University Sickle Cell Research Advocate Captures BEAUTY IN EVERY SHADE in Brazil

Academic, professional, and academic curator Melissa Creary

Academic, professional, and academic curator Melissa Creary

Melissa Creary, Boren Fellow  and PhD Candidate at the Institute of Liberal Arts, Emory University wrapped up her recent research assignment in Brazil spreading the message of BEAUTIFUL IN EVERY SHADE.  

My last day in Brazil was full. A final interview, last minute errands, and a meet up with my friend Dara Braddock, a writer, chef, and educator supreme who was in town to visit. I gave her a Beautiful In Every Shade Tee because as an educator she recognizes how important the movement is and then this happened. I think she attracted this amazing moment into being. You can’t describe the concept of this shirt more beautifully, than a school bus of Brazilian children (of every shade and hue) who just happen to be on a field trip to the beach and are, of course, in love with the camera and Miss Braddock. Beautiful indeed.
— Melissa Creary
Dara Braddock with Brazilian school children are BEAUTIFUL IN EVERY SHADE.  Photo by Melissa Creary

Dara Braddock with Brazilian school children are BEAUTIFUL IN EVERY SHADE.  Photo by Melissa Creary

 

Creary's research area is in the social, cultural, ethical, political and historic tensions in sickle cell disease (SCD) in both the United States and Brazil.  Creary is also an avid photographer (Moments in Macro Photography) and special collaborator with 50 Shades of Black.  More information at melissacreary.com