I had momentary misgivings when Suwanee Lennon, an Instagram friend but otherwise a stranger, invited me to a small gathering at her friend’s house. I arrived to tables full of Thai food and welcoming people who convinced me eat spicy chicken feet!
But what was far more memorable about that day were the stories I heard. I soon learned that these friends, or sisters as they called themselves, that had so generously welcomed me into their midst, were all raised together in a leprosy camp.
I sat in awe of the gentleness, compassion, resilience, and most of all - the good humor - of these women.
Today, Suwanee has graciously agreed to share not just her stories, but also these qualities, with all of us.
Where many healthy people would distance themselves from the physical suffering and social shame of lepers, Suwanee grew up proud of her family and devoted to their struggles.
I promise you, Suwanee's story will inspire you to greater love and loyalty - and to think of loyalty in a whole new way.
- Learning about Suwanee's 3 loving mothers
- Her uncle's courage and dignity
- What survivor's eat
- Why Suwanee was no longer safe in her community
- The impact of world cuisine's on Suwanee's cooking
- A trip back to Thailand that took Suwanee full circle
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