“I want to know whether these styles supply the same consolation and pleasure in sizes 34, forty and forty six. We proceed with designs that provide a constructive expertise for everybody.” Sewing patterns for bigger sizes, or plus sizes as the trade has termed, is one other potential obstacle. Knowing how clothes will fit others needs plenty of research, experience and experimenting. There is one system of sizing and patterns for sizes between 34 and forty two however for these bigger than 50, you have to work with totally different patterns.

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Raofi is a graduate student at the New York School of Visual Arts. She lives in Rancho Bernardo. Follow the children on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/kids.and.camera/

My family was forced to leave Afghanistan during the Soviet Union’s invasion. My father was a prominent man. He was the mayor of our town and had worked hard for the betterment of the Afghan people. He was forced to leave everything behind to save his family from the Soviet Union’s bombs. He brought us to the United States in search of peace, but life as a refugee was tremendously hard. As a child, I saw my family struggle. To this day, these hardships drive me to help others, especially children and women. I use my master’s degree in education and my passion for documentary photography for the betterment of marginalized and refugee children.

In 2018, I created a photography project for children in San

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SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — A Niles native is calling for photography submissions.

The Judith Racht Gallery, 13689 Prairie Road, Harbert, is hosting an event it is describing as “ArtPrize for Photography.” Through the months of May and June, the gallery, owned by Niles native Judith Racht, will be accepting photography submissions for a gallery opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday, July 3. The gallery will then be viewed and open to the public through July 29.

Photography critics will view the artwork between July 26 and 29. The Judith Racht Gallery will host its closing ceremony 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 31, to announce winners and present monetary awards.

“This is something new that I’ve never done before,” Racht said.

Racht said that due to COVID-19, she has not been able to host other large, annual events at the gallery.

This collection and competition, she hopes, will drive

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Makueni agriculture CEC Bob Kisyula holds a Baobab fruit in his office at Wote, Makueni county. [Stephen Nzioka, Standard]

Nutrition experts are leading the charge to get Kenyans to take up eating more indigenous foods to control the rise of non-communicable diseases and malnutrition. Ruth Kaloki, a lead nutritionist at Makueni County Referral Hospital, said rising cases of diseases like diabetes, some cancers, heart disease, stroke and obesity point to the need for a healthy diet.

Many of the required nutrients are found in native foods, she said, but a majority of the population largely consume rice and maize. Veronica Kanini, a farmer in Thange A, Kathiani, Kibwezi East sub-county, said she grows pumpkin, sorghum, amaranth and cowpeas, among other traditional crops.

The baobab tree, which grows mostly in arid and semi-arid regions of sub-Saharan Africa, are also common in her region. Kanini said the tree’s pulp and seeds can

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