Discover the human voices behind the headlines in the new Huffington Post Original series THE ZAINAB SALBI PROJECT. Zainab Salbi, author, activist, and founder of Women for Women International fearlessly travels the world shedding light on global issues through the incredible personal stories of people who are struggling, surviving and thriving in a sea of conflict. Join Zainab as she explores the uncomfortable questions, shatters stereotypes, and courageously reveals the humanity we all share.
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I couldn't believe it -- I had jumped into the pages of National Geographic. I had sprung myself across a rickety makeshift bridge, gaping at a raging river in the highlands of West Papua, Indonesia, and there I stood, mesmerized by a procession of men wearing nothing but feathers in their hair and koteka, gourds, on their penises.