What Decides a Day in Nicaragua

This past week, a particularly frustrating day led me to have a heart-to-heart with one of my classes. This is hard for me too, I said. I am embarrassed to speak Spanish sometimes,… Continue reading

Learn with it, rock with it

For anyone who follows my blog posts and have kept up with my self-discovery in Selma, I’m sorry that I’m catching you up on what I’ve been learning so late. Last Monday was… Continue reading

A Virtual Thief

When I think back to my childhood, my memories are comprised of climbing trees and riding bikes, playing soccer and running around with my sisters; they aren’t tainted by the overwhelming presence of… Continue reading

Bonding Over Trauma

A poetry writing workshop with Work Ready reflecting on past experiences revealed quite a few gems and quite a lot of trauma. The one thing every women in that room had in common:… Continue reading

International dialogue or international change?

On Friday, we met with two Palestinians who work with the Food Resource Bank, specifically addressing food access in Gaza. The details that they shared about both Gaza’s past and present–from the 51-day… Continue reading

A Growing Appreciation

On Tuesday mornings, Nate and I are in the Campus Kitchen–our time is mainly designated to fruit and vegetable processing (blanching and/or freezing produce to make them last longer). After a few Tuesdays… Continue reading

In Their Eyes

I handed a six year old my camera. Perhaps an experiment of art, mostly a desire to see what she’d find. Or perhaps a stupid decision, that might only lead to a pile… Continue reading

Our Work Does Not Go Unnoticed

In the past few weeks I have spent countless hours transcribing the interviews from the museum, researching outside information and designing the final brochure. I picked individual values for the colors of the… Continue reading

Privilege and Opportunity

On a field trip with the Higher Education class to Penn St Mont Alto this past Thursday, we began with a brief introduction during which time we played a game. The students and… Continue reading

Calling all Cats!

From the daily proclamations of love by dozens of prepubescent boys that gather around the classroom window as I walk down the street, to the bi-weekly marriage proposals and the man who breathed… Continue reading