This is a long term project, a result of a journey, which started in South East Asian countries: Laos,Vietnam Cambodia and Myanmar. Between August 2019 to March 2020,I crossed 4 borders and I arrived in Myanmar, my last destination, due to the onset of pandemic.

I was fascinated by the imbalances typical of South East Asian countries, to tell what somehow exist but is always out of the spotlights, given that mostly, there is a tendency of pointing on touristic attractions, leaving aside all the rest. A personal research of resilience, as concept, has begun with the use of photography. It is a slow and unconventional journey, as well as a search of details and peculiarities, of an hidden childhood and its bond that breaks.

Resilience is also defence and resistance, against coercion. Poverty, corruption, deprivation, totalitarian military regimes, undermine the individual freedom and rights. This is having today, a negative and long lasting impact, on the most vulnerable, due to gender stigma.

Child sexual and labour exploitation, is a very controversial topic in South Asian countries. Furthermore, the ongoing Chinese control and imperialism, which do not support the people’s welfare, is triggering inequalities, gender differences and human rights violations. This is also a diary, which became part of an editorial and anthropological project, as well as an opportunity, to preserve the memory.