A Refusal to Give Into Polarization

The United States of America is headed in a new direction and I find myself asking the same question. How did we get to this point? As a person of color, a woman, a child of immigrants, a multi-lingual and multi-cultural person, an artist, an educator, a young person, a believer of science, a progressive, and many other identities, there are things that are happening … Continue reading A Refusal to Give Into Polarization

Why I Press on Today, Tomorrow, and Always

Today is a day that many people all around the world, not just Americans, have been waiting for with bated breath. Whether out of fear or hope, there is an undeniable energy in the atmosphere. Even here in France, the teachers at my school chatter about the Inauguration in the staff room and at the cafeteria. Students from two separate classes asked me how I … Continue reading Why I Press on Today, Tomorrow, and Always

World’s Largest Tray of Cheese: France Vlog 1

I have no intentions of becoming a vlogger, but I’ve had some videos stored on my camera and phone. I figured the best thing to do was to just compile them into a vlog. Here are some random highlights from Fall 2016. Featuring: Strasbourg, Nancy, Metz, and Berlin. And a short clip of the World’s Largest Tray of Cheese in Nancy from September 2016. I … Continue reading World’s Largest Tray of Cheese: France Vlog 1

Places and the Moments in Between: Perspectives from Traveling

It’s 11:00PM and the ticket counter at the Luxembourg train station is closed. Doors shut, no attendant, ticket dispensing machines locked behind the sliding glass. I try not to let the panic set in as I start to wonder if I’m going to be able to get back to Nancy, France. I didn’t buy my return ticket ahead of time because I wasn’t sure when … Continue reading Places and the Moments in Between: Perspectives from Traveling

100 x 100 (100 Things in 100 Days)

As of this past week, I have officially been in France for 100 days. With the end of the year quickly approaching, I thought it might be interesting to take a look at what I’ve done in France thus far. Luckily for me, I’ve been keeping a daily journal so I won’t have to attempt to do this off the top of my head. It’s nice to … Continue reading 100 x 100 (100 Things in 100 Days)

Beating the TAPIF/Postgrad Blues

Hello blogosphere! I know it’s been a nice long while since I’ve posted anything. Not because I haven’t wanted to, but mostly because I’ve been dealing with what I like to think of as a little bit of the blues. Long story short, living in France isn’t as easy as I thought it would be. After getting ambushed by an emotional breakdown on the first … Continue reading Beating the TAPIF/Postgrad Blues