Tag Archives: Culture

what’ve you got under that gourd? and other northern nuggets.

Last month, I was fortunate to have an opportunity to travel to Northern Uganda. When I arrived here in 2007, Peace Corps volunteers were not allowed to go to the north at all, due to security concerns. Now, Peace Corps … Continue reading

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sex.power.tradition.

I don’t want to say that inequality doesn’t exist in America. It does. But in the US, inequality exists concurrently with an ideal that says we must always strive for equality. Sometimes our belief in this dream blinds Americans to … Continue reading

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3 times when i felt ridiculous this week.

1. being followed down the street for several blocks by an infamous local “crazy” man on my way home.  As he waved his arms, shouting and dancing, onlookers laughed while I understood nothing and shrugged. 2. being called “Lady Shakira” around … Continue reading

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