A Trip of a Lifetime

On 20 March, m2m Mentor Mother Denise Manong left South Africa for the first time in her life and flew to San Francisco to join American feminist Gloria Steinem as a special guest and speaker at the opening of iconic photographer Annie Leibovitz’s much heralded new exhibit.

  • At the airport

  • Annie Leibovitz, Denise, and Gloria Steinem

  • Opening of Women: New Portraits in San Francisco, CA

  • Visiting the Golden Gate Bridge

  • Denise and Linamandla Manong, Khayelitsha Township, Western Cape, South Africa, 2014 © Annie Leibovitz from Women: New Portraits

  • Eating at Chez Panisse

  • At roundtable with Gloria Steinem

  • Visiting Hollywood

  • Denise and Annie Leibovitz

A photograph of Denise and her daughter Lina is featured in this exhibit of outstanding and inspiring women, called “Women: New Portraits,” which will be touring the globe over the next year. Ms. Leibovitz photographed Denise and her daughter two years ago when she was in Cape Town for a Vogue article on the global fight against HIV/AIDS.

Read about the exhibit in Architectural Digest

Read Denise’s blog about her trip

Watch Denise “live” on Facebook