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Peggy Kelsey spent over an hour with my class speaking about her travels to Afghanistan. She showed images of daily life in afghanistan and portraits of women. She had amazing stories. She even spent some time in a women’s prison. One highlight of her visit was allowing some of us to try on a real burqa. It made me claustrophobic! Kelsey traveled to Afghanistan in August and September of 2003, returning with photographs and interviews of 40 women. They are of various ages and come from differing social classes, ethnic groups and areas of the country. Currently, 21 of the women form an exhibit at the Park Library at Central Michigan University, that also includes their biographies and excerpts from their interviews.