Photos from Ithaca College’s African Student Association “Fight the Stereotype” campaign. So important.
Living In West Africa, these are more than just statements. They are absolute truths.
I remember one morning a few years back I was making breakfast for myself. So i’m frying the bacon when I hear a knock on my door. I open it to see one of those door to door solicitors from the Nation of Islam. He looked me dead in the eye and said, “I smell swine my brother.”
Can I just say that my stage is the best stage. Almost 7 months in country and not a single one of us has ET’ed
We are some serious bosses,
asked someone to bring me things back from the states, including good earphones. Got them today and one side was broken already. I give up… Leave me to eat my gummy bears in silence.
Saw and talked extensively about latrines, learned about some drama going on in my community and AND went to Club Espoir and made a few introductions.. I feel pretty good about that because apparently none of the volunteers in my region ever work with these kids and they were pretty cool. Especially the girls. I loved how they weren’t afraid to speak up in a room full of boys which is usually the case . Also think I’ve made a new work partner … but he may have some issues with boundaries…
I am so ready for my trip to the Savanes Region of Togo. It’ll be a two day trip up with a break to lay next to the pool in Kara. Then on to being reunited with friends, turkey, birthdays and I don’t know what else. All I know is I am surprisingly looking forward to my first Thanksgiving and birthday in Togo.
Some day the winter of life will pass before us, then we’ll remember the place that proudly bore us!
Happy Founder’s Day, Roanoke!
Deeeep in our hearts….
I am covered in huge whelp like mosquito bites because of a 6 hour skype session with Jason outside last night. First time we’ve been able to really see each others face since July. I’m itchy now, but it was so fucking worth it.
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