teaching abroad in american samoa

teaching abroad in American Samoa: a year in review

After what felt like both a millisecond and a century, I have officially finished my year teaching abroad in American Samoa. I’m back in the […] Read More

rude awakening: my first time as a minority

My first time as a minority wasn’t until the ripe age of 22. Up until then, I’ve lived in the rural Midwest. People still think […] 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

organized religion is dead: let’s be more like Jesus

Organized religion is dead. Our values no longer align with religion. We’ve lost our faith. We’re becoming more secular every day and won’t revert back […] Read More

what it means being a woman of God

In prayer, in worship, in the church setting, and every other faith situation in between, there’s a lot of “He” going on…but what about she? Men play dominant […] Read More

embodying Martin Luther King’s dream

On this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day many people have off from work and school, how great is it to sit back and relax into […] Read More