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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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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Hello Everyone! Today, I want to share with you all a project of mine that has been in the works for a while. During my senior year of high school, I started a  YouTube channel with the idea of creating content based on living a more sustainable lifestyle. I really enjoyed filming, editing and pretty […]

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Hello, everyone! September is nearing its end and right now school is keeping me incredibly busy. I’ve been reading everything from soil profiles to catalog raisonneés for my classes, and I’ve still managed to find time to squeeze in a little bit of reading time just for myself. Today I want to tell y’all about […]

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Late Summer Reading

  Hey, everyone! For many of us, school is just around the corner! This week, I’m going to talk about some notable titles that are sure to inspire and entertain you when you need a break from your busy schedule. The first book I want to review is Mindy Kaling’s Why Not Me?. I picked […]

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Movie pick of the week

Hello ladies! As we are half way through the summer, I wanted to spice up my first blog post with a new movie that came out last week. My movie recommendation for you ladies is Girls Trip! The storyline is simple and somewhat predictable. If you’re looking for a twist or something unpredictable, this is […]

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Menstruation Series: Part II

Hey everyone! Last time in the menstruation series, I talked about the difficulties girls and women encounter in the developing world. I particularly concern myself with this issue because in 38 days, I will start my journey as a Peace Corps volunteer (YAY!!). Living in a developing country with no plumbing, waste management facilities, or electricity […]

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Menstruation Series: Part I

Hey everyone! A couple of months ago, my partner and I were invited to serve in the Peace Corps. Super exciting! While we are still waiting for medical clearance (fingers crossed), this possible adventure got me thinking a lot about periods. Where we were going, there is very little electricity, and no running water, not […]

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Stay Gold

Hey Everyone! As I’m sure most of you know, graduation season is well underway. Seeing my friend’s and family’s graduation pictures has made me think about my own graduation and how I have grown in the years since. It all started a few weeks ago when my classmates told me about about a conversation they […]

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