Thoughts on Racial Ambiguity

Race is something I find myself thinking a lot about lately. It is a subject that inserts itself into my life whether I want to care about it or not. "What are you?" "Where are you from" "What is your background?" I've always found it interesting that only some people have an eye for seeing … Continue reading Thoughts on Racial Ambiguity

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Language Heirarchy: Another Lazy American Move

Whether you like it or not, globally your utility can be determined by what language (or languages) you speak. There is a silent hierarchy, and one that is not altogether fair. In a previous post, I discuss the language schizophrenia I have observed in Morocco. In short, Moroccans face a mild day-to-day identity crisis in … Continue reading Language Heirarchy: Another Lazy American Move

Do Morocco, Do Anything

Having been in Morocco for over two months now, I've been able to do some reflecting about my experience so far. These past weeks have been both a challenge and a true reaffirmation of who I am and what I can take. I, along with my peers, have formed a love-hate (although majority love) relationship … Continue reading Do Morocco, Do Anything

My First Trip to the Public Bath House

Ready to drop all shame? No point in being modest at the hammam, or Turkish-style public bath house, where all from young to old, rich to poor, bathe together, and let it all hang lose. In public. Thats right, all. While Western-style showers are becoming more common and available in Moroccan homes, the traditional way … Continue reading My First Trip to the Public Bath House

Why is “Eat Local” Even a Thing?

So, if you know me personally, or are a follower of my social media, you'll have noticed that I have a loud of love of local food. Why is eating locally even a thing that is relevant to anyone's lives? I'd like to give you the short end of why this matters to me, and … Continue reading Why is “Eat Local” Even a Thing?

The Plight of the Nurse With No Healthcare

Attn: Written in December 2013 for an internship app. The prompt was "Tell us about how The Affordable Healthcare Act has affected you." After receiving a lot of positive feedback, I decided to hit "publish." For the past year, my mother has suspected something to be wrong with her health. “It’s a smell. Something in … Continue reading The Plight of the Nurse With No Healthcare

Nowhere to Run: Issue of Asylum Seekers in Australia

Since 2001, the number of refugees, asylum seekers and people displaced by conflict has risen globally from 19.8 million to 45.2 million. We’re in the middle of a refugee crisis. About a third of Asylum Seekers end up in the Asia-Pacific region, among countries like Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia that practically criminalize them, they are … Continue reading Nowhere to Run: Issue of Asylum Seekers in Australia