Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok announced the winner of the ”Women’s Empowerment Photo Challenge” to be “The Big C (Conversation)” by Naruemon Chaingam
This is how Khun Naruemon describes her photo:
Cancer forces you into a difficult conversation. As a woman, as a mother – time, loss and death are the hardest words to face.
This photo shows me facing my new reality, my new femininity. During my chemo I lost my sense of self. But I was empowered simply by conversations with other women. I fought back. Then two weeks ago I received the amazing news of a remission from non-hodgkin’s lymphoma.
I am lucky… for now my conversation continues.
Thank you for sharing your story and for this powerful photo.
Runner up of the ”Women’s Empowerment Photo Challenge” is this photo called “Power of female volunteer” by Somchai Im-Choo!
Comment from one of the jury:
“This photo is a good example of the many thousands (millions?) volunteers in Thailand that make a big difference locally within a number of areas.”
Shared third place of the “Women’s Empowerment Photo Challenge” are these photos!
It was too hard to choose since they are all great photos so we decided to have a shared third place. You will all receive prizes!
“Determined eyes before the performance” by Parin Norasethapak
“Balance of Life” by Meeratchata Rujinarong
Description: Being a base for a man is not so common in acro yoga, but this photo shows the alternation of positions. Typically, doing this kind of yoga, it must be a man who can support the weight of the other person. This picture shows the equality and strength of the female gender. Breaking the wall of old standards and showed that women are also strong, physically and mentally.
“Women in armed conflict areas” by Anchana Heemmina
Description: Girls, Women and old Women they have to be strong and rise to protect their loved ones with power and smile.
Congratulations to all of you!