Peace Corps

Love and Death in Liberia

Love and Death in Liberia

Six years ago, you meet a woman at Red Emma’s.  She passes through Baltimore a few times after, always doing medical studies and going on about African street kids. There is a loose connection maintained over social media. Then she tells you she is selling her eggs to save the world. You stop what you are doing. You follow her on that mission around the states on couches as she pumps herself full of hormones. You follow her to Liberia. You help her where you can. You see what she is fighting for. You are happy to use your Peace Corps training to make her mission tighter. You understand why she must go to such lengths.


Her organization,...