Reasons why we need more global citizens

For the longest time after leaving America in June 2014 to teach English in Ethiopia, I felt like I wasn’t living life. When trying to explain my reality to friends back home, I grasped at ways to connect with them on how badly I needed a life changing experience. At times, my world felt isolated and…

Through The Teacher’s Eyes

For 42 minutes, 40-60 students squeeze into a classroom in what feels like 70+-degree heat, sitting three, sometimes four, to a desk.  Each student is assigned a number that they receive in classes and the digits consequently become their identity. Some teachers knew students name, but of course, these students were the brightest, smartest and…

How Living in Ethiopia Taught Me to Feel Beautiful

Having lived in Honduras when I was younger, I didn’t know about applying make-up or worry about washing my clothes. I lived there from a wee lass of one all the way to eight and I did normal child things: rode my bike around with the wind in my hair, wearing my little pink dress…