Rachel Leeds

Benin Scarification

Airmail from Benin: Scarification

The fact of the matter is, when my three friends and I decided to get scarification we knew very little about it except that another volunteer had been to this same healer and hadn’t suffered a debilitating infection. Good enough for me! Bring on the razorblades!...
Rachel Leeds

Rachel Leeds

Writer

Rachel Leeds has been liv­ing in Benin for just over one and a half years. She has a cat she some­times calls Luna, some­times calls Bucket, and some­times calls Crack Cat. Her gen­eral pol­icy is: let your­self be car­ried by the kind­ness of strangers until you find your­self. Indulge curios­ity. Spread knowl­edge and pas­sion, in as much as you can. She is a Peace Corps health volunteer.