Burlington Vermont Food Guide

HELLO EVERYONE! I’m back!!! I took a brief hiatus from the blog because I ended up being very overwhelmed with job hunting and school. But, I am back and better than ever! I love that this blog is a place where we have a variety of different topics and are able to write about anything […]

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My Dear Host-Mother

We have a saying here in Timor-Leste and it goes like this: “Feto forte, nasaun forte.” It translates to “Strong women, strong nation,” and is a popular phrase blurted out in meetings concerning women and the future of this young country. Many of my fellow Peace Corps Volunteers have heard me talk about my host-mom […]

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The Dating Game

Hello again, my loves Today, I want to try my hand at some dating/ relationship advice. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about relationships and how they can be affected by social media, which is what has prompted me to write this today. Over the course of the last few years, I have dated several […]

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Too Big To Ignore

Helloooooo, ladies I was in class the other day and since it was the first day, my teacher wanted to do an icebreaker exercise with the class. He asked us all to introduce ourselves with our name, where we are from, and who our inspirations were. Seems like a fairly easy task. As I was […]

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The Girls of Ermera

By Marta Gravier Back in the States, I grew up fitting into the standards of beauty mass media of the West has propagated since essentially forever. I was a little ballerina, tall and thin since childhood, with long brown hair, pale skin, and blue eyes. On top of that, I grew up in great neighborhoods […]

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Black Panther

By: Céline Hello, Resident African writer here (the RA, if you may) making the inevitable post about Black Panther. I WAS READY TO POST THIS ON SATURDAY, Y’ALL! I’m supposed to be hungover from the Wakanda Weekend but OH MY GAAD BLACK PANTHER WAS SO LIT OH MY GOODNESS I CANNOT DZEAL DAMN IT WAS […]

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The People You Meet

Disclaimer: The content of this blog post does not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Government, the Peace Corps, or the Timor-Leste Government. Six months ago, in what I thought was the hottest time of year, my newlywed husband and I boarded a series of planes across the world. We had joined the Peace […]

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Book Recommendation

Hey, everyone! It is the dead of winter up here in Maine; I don’t remember the last time I walked to class without slipping on ice! This week I want to share an incredible book that is sure to add beauty and color to a bleak winter. It’s called The God of Small Things, written […]

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