Mantras

The past few weeks (and I imagine the weeks to come) seem to be all about uncertainty.  As much as I am still somewhat in denial that this grant is actually coming to a close, the more reasonable voice inside me has started to consider next steps.  As of yet, I have not reached many conclusions, and… Continue reading Mantras

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PG-13

When I first arrived in Abidjan, I was expecting to be confronted by rampant social conservatism.  Gay marriage is not legal, feminism is not a recognized movement, sexual education includes an abstinence-only curriculum, and I had been told to dress very modestly.  While all of those elements are certainly at play, and while I would… Continue reading PG-13