Allyn Gaestel & Allison Shelley

Allyn Gaestel is a freelance journalist and former United Nations correspondent who writes on global health, international politics, and human rights.  Allison Shelley is a documentary photographer who focuses on global health issues and co-director of the non-profit Women Photojournalists of Washington. She is a former staff photographer for the Washington Times and director of photography for Education Week newspaper. They are currently working on a project about maternal mortality globally for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

  • What Pregnancy Is Like in Nepal

    Nepal is seen as a success story in the maternal health, one of just a few countries to significantly lower the number of women dying in childbirth. Still, until the status of women in society improves, childbirth will remain perilous.

  • The Everyday Violence Against Pregnant Women in India

    Victims of a culture that puts their needs last, more women die from childbirth in India than anywhere else in the world.

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Does This Child Need Marijuana?

Inside a family's fight to use marijuana oils to treat epilepsy

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A Miniature 1950s Utopia

A reclusive artist built this idealized suburb to grapple with his painful childhood memories.

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Why Principals Matter

Nadia Lopez didn't think anybody cared about her school. Then the Internet heard her story.

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A History of Contraception

In the 16th century, men used linen condoms laced shut with ribbons.

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'A Music That Has No End'

In Spain, a flamenco guitarist hustles to make a modest living.

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