Identity Crisis

In a previous post, I talked briefly about how Timor’s history of colonialism had drastically affected the meaning of beauty in this country. For about 500 years, Timor-Leste has been controlled by others, and this has influenced their language, customs, and perspectives of other peoples. Almost 20 years since independence, you could call the current … More Identity Crisis

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 … More The Dating Game

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 … More Too Big To Ignore

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 … More The People You Meet