Where I Stand

On the 11th, Augie and I attended the World Population Event, where it wasn’t that populous, but there were guest speakers who held an important role. They had an emphasis on young women,… Continue reading

Tuskegee Lovin’

The start of week 4 has officially marked the half way point of our Selma journey. I’m torn between feeling like I have so much more to experience and wanting to go home… Continue reading

Rich Little Poor Girl

What is the definition of poverty? What is rich? Rich can be owning a big house, filled with amenities and possessions, but it can also be used to describe the flavor of a… Continue reading

That Time when I Really Wanted to Punch Three Grown Men

I’m sure by now, all readers of this blog, have heard about and formed an opinion about the confederate flag controversy. Since the racially-motivated shooting at the Emmanuel AME Church of Charleston on… Continue reading

Southern Adventures and Fireworks

Week 3 has been really exciting and interesting for me. I was able to travel to Tuskegee and stay there for a week. It has been a whole different experience for me here… Continue reading

The Forgotten Ones

While a significant amount of my time during my internship has been centered around social justice issues faced by low-income and migrant families, I have recently developed an additional passion for the social… Continue reading

Balance Between Public Service and Service Learning

I’ve spent this past week thinking more broadly about the nature of the work that I’ve been doing, and I still struggle to find a happy medium between work that I think is… Continue reading

“Not Sending Their Best”

“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending the best,” said Donald Trump during his June presidential announcement. He continued, “They’re not sending you, they’re sending people that have lots of problems and… Continue reading

Kids, what are they good for?

Remember that bit about me not knowing diddly-squat Spanish? That makes ESL a trip. My current jam is, when the folks are using Rosetta Stone and my fellows are entertaining themselves with all… Continue reading

Behind that Smile

Now, as we get past half way of our trip, I’ve been thinking about my experience with the people, culture, and environment in Kenya. Given that everyone I meet always asks me “How… Continue reading