From August, 2012

A Report from the International AIDS Conference 2012: Sex Workers’ Freedom Festival

By Megan Schmidt-Sane, MPH ’13 in Sociomedical Sciences I landed in Kolkata, India amid the heat and humidity of the July monsoons. Over the years, India has become a second home of sorts, and I feel more comfortable among the chaos and colors and smells of my father’s country than anywhere else. India has a singular perfume – redolent of spices, car exhaust, and millions of people baking in the heat. At the risk of sounding positively clichéd, India truly does assault the senses, and this is particularly true in Kolkata. After college, I spent nearly three years abroad in India and…