This blog post was originally written for my Students Without Borders’ (SWG) blog found here. A few weekends ago, while I was having dinner with a couple of fellow SWBs, I realized that I’d passed the halfway point of my mandate here in Sri Lanka. Admittedly, I had miscalculated, marking my midway on my […]Read more "Celebrating International Women’s Day (& 181 Days) in Sri Lanka! 💪🏼💁🏻🙌🏼"
So one of my biggest stressors in my life, besides the current state of global affairs that is *cougheverythingtrumprelatedcough*, is thesis research. I mean, we’re going to be in a committed two year relationship whether either of us like it not. It’s a huge undertaking with many variables to consider. From deciding what your topic and […]Read more "Stressed Spelled Backwards Is Desserts 🍰🍪🍫"
Happy 2017 friends! I hope the start of this year has gotten off to a pleasant start for you. If you’ve made new resolutions, I wish you all the best. During this time of year, I like to take time to reflect on what’s happened in my life. Is it just me, or does time […]Read more "Command+F Feminist/Alt Media"
Some wise friends of mine, as well as what I’ve learned through my cultural anthropology courses, have told me to listen and observe my surroundings first and foremost. This simple task of taking a moment to take a new setting in, to be aware of all of my senses, even when things don’t quite make sense […]Read more "(Re)claiming Spaces"
One of my favourite blogs to visit is that of Eva Stones, “Adventures in a tuk-tuk” in which she highlights what living life in Sri Lanka is like as an expat. It was one of my first sources of insights when I was first preparing for my co-op and I still find myself perusing her […]Read more "Yay, Yala!"
I recently came across Lauren Toyota’s YouTube channel(s), and in particular, her “what I ate in a day – vegan” videos, which I’m kind of obsessed with at the moment. I’m not vegan, but there’s something so entertaining about her videos. You may recognize her as a former VJ on MuchMusic back in the day. On […]Read more "Research?!"
When Caroline (housemate) and I went on a mini home shopping spree – we were in need of some cooking utensils and snacks – I came across a mug with Sinhala font (aka this post’s featured photo). On the other side, it said “sister.” There were other options like “daughter,” but I liked the sister […]Read more "අක්කා (Akka) means big sister"