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 […]
Flipping through an old Arthur Schlesinger Jr. book at Kupu Kupu Buku Wilda. You could replace “Roosevelt” and “New Dealers” with “Peace Corps” and “Volunteers:” “What Roosevelt gave the New Dealers was an opportunity to put ideas to work. Motives, of course, we’re mixed. For some, it was a job, or a passing enthusiasm, or […]
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 […]
I’ve had a lot of fun the last couple of weeks riding around the village on my bicycle snapping photos. I am helping a student of mine named Wilda start a Rumah Baca in our community, and the organizations we are requesting books from, Asma Nadia and the International Book Project, asked us to send […]
Essays I wrote for my Peace Corps PST Portfolio.