Strong Hands, Strong Women

“Your hands are so soft. You don’t wash dishes, do you?” the tough women at Las Telares asked me and laughed. It’s a fair question even just based on appearance. I am a… Continue reading

“You’ll never get rid of racism”

I led a workshop at Work Ready, a mandatory program for any person receiving cash assistance in the area, on current events and reading the news. Knowing that the conversation could really go… Continue reading

“What do you want to do?”

As a rising senior, I have encountered the question, “What do you want to do after school?” many more times than I care to hear it. I am a part of a generation… Continue reading

Impressive Interns

This week was full of more nonviolence! The interns, as well as several other guests, have been in a five-day training this week, which I have been sitting in on/participating in. Our training… Continue reading

Children of the Caribbean

Big Corn Island and Little Corn Island are Nicaragua’s little slice of the Caribbean. I was lucky enough to find paradise between the two for a week of clear water, soft sand, fresh… Continue reading

The Nicaraguan Revolution: A Compiled Story

As my secondary project I am working with a museum in Central Leόn to collect and preserve the guides’ experiences from the Revolution. From that I am working with them to produce a… Continue reading

Progress in the Classroom!!!

Many of you have read about my previous struggles in the public schools, in the blog post titled, “My Nica Struggle.” That was a few weeks ago, and in such little time, such… Continue reading

Stripping the Filter…

Many of the men that I have encountered thus far really have no filter. They talk to you however they like, and look at you so hungrily that you feel as if you’ve… Continue reading

Back to Selma

After a week off, the Foundation is back in swing and we’re back in Selma with 10 interns! I just met them all but they seem like a great group. It takes a… Continue reading

“The Road Less Traveled”

On July 2nd, Yessica and Carlos brought us to a community in “el campo (the countryside),” called “Talolinga.” They told us to keep an open mind about the community, and to observe positive… Continue reading