In Vanuatu, one family primarily took care of Prizzia. Here, she and her “sister” Gel commemorate Gel’s first Sik Mun, a ni-Vanuatu tradition for a women’s first menstruation. The whole community takes part in a ceremony to mark the occasion.
Photos courtesy to The Alligator
Prizzia’s “sister” Gel and women in her family pose for a picture on the pristine beach of Port Resolution. Eco-tourism is one of the main ways this community supports its economy. “Momma” Jenna and “sister” Gel helped Prizzia collect materials to build her hut in Vanuatu. Gel’s father, “papa” Sampson called the village meeting that convinced the villager’s to trust Prizzia’s intentions, eventually allowing her into the community.