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About The Light Through My Lens

Light, both literally and figuratively, through my lens and my perspective.

Dos Semanas Mas

Two more weeks here. I’m ready to leave. This country is taking it’s toll on me. Especially after such an emotional event and being so far from home. I’m ready for showers. Hot showers, water pressure, not having to dump … Continue reading

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Strength

The world will confuse you. Silence will speak more to you in a day than a world of voices can teach you in a lifetime. Find silence. Find solitude– and having having discovered her riches, bind her to your heart.

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Diving Into the Third World Experience (With Precaution)

I’ve definitely maintained a sense of cultural conservatism within my first month here, but now that I’m settling in with my daily routines and becoming familiar with the country, the honeymoon stage has worn off and I’m ready to get … Continue reading

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Happy International Women’s Day!

Ever since 1975, International Women’s Day — a day to celebrate the achievements of women around the world — has come with an accompanying theme. On Saturday, March 8, the world will look to commemorate this year’s theme of “inspiring … Continue reading

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Obiang’s Always Watching

–The view from my bathroom toilet. “Corruption, poverty, and repression continue to plague Equatorial Guinea under President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, in power since 1979. Vast oil revenues fund lavish lifestyles for the small elite surrounding the president, while most … Continue reading

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No Expectations of Celebrations

I wasn’t expecting much for my birthday. I actually was planning on pretending like it was just another day… but it didn’t turn out as such! When I woke up in the morning, Autumn and Scott had woken up early … Continue reading

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“I think I’ve seen a bagel, once.”

Last night, I was trying to explain what bagels are… and I felt SO AMERICAN. “You know… hard bread with the hole in the center. It’s not a donut… but it’s like the shape of a donut… It’s a … … Continue reading

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