In Monrovia, Liberia, when JR posted the pictures of local women, the reactions were immediate, raw, and sometimes brutal. People were asking lots of questions. Why faces? Why women? Did they do something special? Why here? What does it mean? Why is it in black and white, don’t they have colours in France? Are these women all dead? Those who understood shared it with the others. The women asked JR to send a message in a bottle, not to write it. They asked for a single promise “make my story travel with you”.