I’m no longer vegan.

Search “vegan” on Google, and you’re likely to stumble upon some helpful information…and a ton of controversy. What’s most shocking is that the controversy so […] Read More

unexpected lessons in American Samoa

As of today, I’ve taught almost 29 weeks of school in American Samoa. With only seven weeks left on my plate, I can confidently say […] Read More

how to wisely volunteer abroad

A white, privileged young person decides to take their privileged position and transplant it into a developing community. Maybe a far-fetched notion, but it’s becoming […] Read More

why I don’t want to be a journalist

Not too long ago in a video interview, the man asking me all the questions for a position I really wanted threw me off guard. […] Read More

a mid-service recap: WorldTeach American Samoa

While I cannot begin to encompass my service into a neat package, I want to share some highlights for my mid-service in American Samoa as a WorldTeacher. And no, it’s definitely not all picturesque ocean views and beach days.

pulling the plug: complete disconnection on an under-developed island

There’s something to be said about complete disconnection. Disconnection not of your choosing, that happens spontaneously. Imagine all the means to contact anyone you love […] Read More

realities and challenges teaching abroad

Life gets busy, especially if you’re international teaching volunteer. Admittedly, I’ve not taught any classroom before, so the prep work involved came out of the […] Read More

GUEST POST: embarking toward veganism and spirituality

Veganism and spirituality might sound like a discombobulated association. One involves food, the other…not so much. However, I see the two having an interesting connection […] Read More

how to be minimalist without throwing everything away

Minimalism: bare rooms, spacious drawers, and empty closets. It’s become increasingly popular to be minimalist and adopt the lifestyle of “less is more.” Why clutter […] Read More

false vegan claims: decipher fact from fiction

Follow my blog with Bloglovin The goal of the vegan movement is for everyone to go vegan or at least incorporate more plant-based choices into […] Read More