About the Book
"Invisible Lives" documents the lives of Burmese and ethnic minority peoples who have fled six decades of civil war inside Eastern Burma. Photographers Tom Stoddart, Morgan Hagar, and Becky Hurwitz explore the hidden schools, illegal clinics, make-shift homes, and safe houses created by migrants to support their lives and communities on the edge of one of the world's longest running civil conflicts. Local Burmese and Karen photographers also contribute to "Invisible Lives" and give the reader direct access to experiences of people who must do their utmost to remain unseen in order to remain safe.
Cari Sietstra is a consultant specializing in reproductive health and justice. Her current projects focus primarily on decreasing harm from unsafe abortion and maternal mortality among vulnerable Burmese populations living on both sides of the Thai/Burma border. She works with/for Ibis Reproductive Health, the Global Justice Center, and Burma Border Projects. Ms. Sietstra is the founder and former executive director of Law Students for Reproductive Justice. She previously worked with a number of reproductive health organizations including the ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project and NARAL Pro-Choice America and California. She received an honors BA from Harvard University in 1998 and earned her JD from Stanford University in 2002.