It was everything Peace Corps wanted it to be. Sustained. Community-based. Empowering for women. A partnership in every sense of the word. An aspiring artist in my village drew the butterfly logo. Students from my high school posed for photos of themselves reading our books. Darien Book Aid and The International Book Project sent us […]
I loved being a Peace Corps Volunteer. God, I loved it so much. It was like being a lock on the far end of a chain stretching across time, connecting me to the New Frontier and all the people who made it. William Lederer and Eugene Burdick. The students at the University of Michigan. That […]
This is the text of a speech on fashion my student, Wilda, delivered at a province-wide speech competition. I helped her write and prepare for the speech. She got 4th place. Fashion Can Be Beautiful Assalamualaikum Wr. Wb. In the name of Allah, the Lord of Mercy, the Giver of Mercy. Praise belongs to Allah […]
Essays I wrote for my Peace Corps PST Portfolio.