Malawi: You can laugh. You can cry. But you cannot be indifferent.

On my last Sunday in Malawi, my friend Tom invited me to see his house and meet his family. Tom is a security guard at the compound where I live, and he also works as a tailor; we international volunteers have gotten to know him as we discuss designs of skirts and take measurements for … More Malawi: You can laugh. You can cry. But you cannot be indifferent.

Indefinite Riches

I’ve said a lot of goodbyes in the past week or so. I said goodbye to all the furniture I own as I gave it all away in the process of moving out of my apartment. I said goodbye to my friends, to my co-workers and boss, to my dearest friends from WUSC, and to the city … More Indefinite Riches

Stories of the Student Refugee Program

I’ve been taking a course this semester called “Writing 326: Digital Storytelling.” It was a fascinating course—we were able to learn technical skills like photography and videography, including the accompanying editing software, and we also learned how to make our own professional websites. (Yep, you’re currently visiting said site. I’m pleased to say that I … More Stories of the Student Refugee Program