A couple months ago I lost my wallet. I was taking video of a woman feeding the pigeons at the stupa and when I took my phone out my wallet fell out. A week later I received a message on Facebook from a woman who sent a photo of my wallet and credit card asking if they were mine. And it was! Later that day I met the woman who messaged, she introduced me to the woman who found my wallet. She lovingly counted back each item from my wallet into my hand. I left feeling happy and grateful this angel existed.

A week later I saw her outside of her place feeding the stray cats and thought, wow, she feeds all the animals around here. After going home I thought it would be really nice to do a little photo story on her, documenting her feeding the critters. So I messaged her neighbor asking if she would be ok with that and she said yes. During the course of our messaging she called feeding fooding and I thought that was great so I’ve adopted it.

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Originally from the flat lands of the Midwest, Emily has journeyed far from home connecting with cultures and perspectives from around the world. As a National Geographic Travel contributor Emily views photography as a means to inquire into the human experience and our relationship to the lands we inhabit. Currently Emily splits her time between Nepal and California collaborating with like minded clients while working on personal projects.

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