On Being Ncunha

Have you ever had a child scream into your face with such pure terror that you yourself were afraid and wanted to cry? I’ve had similar incidents of children screaming in horror when they saw me, but what happened this week for some reason also terrified me. For many of us white volunteers in more … Continue reading On Being Ncunha

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Mental Health and the Peace Corps

Mental health is something that, unfortunately, does not get talked about enough in the Peace Corps. Most applicants know that the medical screening process is awful for anyone with anything that resembles mental health issues--including premarital counseling. Many are (rightfully) critical of PC for being behind the times with mental health and their employment/medical screening. … Continue reading Mental Health and the Peace Corps

On Shitholes

Mozambique, our glorious land Rock by rock, constructing a new day Millions of arms, but one strength Oh homeland, we will overcome - Translated lyrics to chorus of Mozambique’s National Anthem Mozambique is a glorious land. This past weekend, I took a trip to Montepuez, a city about 2-5 hours, to visit friends and it … Continue reading On Shitholes