It’s been just over 5 months since I’ve been back from my co-op placement abroad in Sri Lanka. I have slowly gotten back into the routine of things being back in school full time, living at home, working, and reconnecting with friends and family during this time. I am excited for what’s going on and […]Read more "Expanding Notions of Home"
Hello dear friends and readers, it’s been quite a while. To say things have been busy and on the overwhelming as of late wold be an understatement. As you may be aware, Sri Lanka recently dealt (and in affected places, still are dealing) with some severe flooding and landslides – the worst since 2003. I […]Read more "What I learned from #FloodSL"
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!"