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“You have a right to your own humanity.”

It’s been almost a month since I’ve come back from Ghana, and I still find it a challenge to describe what it was actually like.  For the most part I’ve figured out how to summarize things and I am usually prepared to answer whatever questions people have, but there is one topic I struggle to… Continue reading “You have a right to your own humanity.”

culture · Education · Reflections · Social Justice · travel

“Don’t pass through Ghana, let Ghana pass through you.”

During the entirety of my time in Ghana, I thought about how I was going to talk about my experience.  I’m still not sure if describing what I was thinking and feeling for my ten days there would be adequate even if I was able to use the exact right words.  But I feel like… Continue reading “Don’t pass through Ghana, let Ghana pass through you.”

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Great Stories part III: No plans.

“M was never the most responsive student via text, but whenever I was visiting Madison and set aside some time to meet up with my students, he would always be there, so we formed our relationship in brief meetings which had that much more personal face-to-face kind of interaction. Since this is rare for most college… Continue reading Great Stories part III: No plans.

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Great Stories part I: Optimism despite adversity.

At College Possible, we’re required to write four “Great Stories” about our students over the course of the term of service.  This is a fantastic opportunity to really think back on our conversations and interactions with our students and reflect.  Some stories are funny, others are inspirational, but no matter what the tone they are… Continue reading Great Stories part I: Optimism despite adversity.