Life As a Queer Volunteer

José is a Community Economic Development (CED) volunteer serving in a pueblo in Atlántico, Colombia. -   Before coming to Colombia, I didn’t think I would have much culture shock. After all, I’m of Latino origins, I speak Spanish at home, and I’ve lived in Mexico and Chile. However, I was wrong.  The move came with … Continue reading Life As a Queer Volunteer

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Beyond the Walled City: My Robbery and How it Could Have Been Prevented

By Sarah Shaw R.I.P. cute backpack from the street market in Taichung. I was reading De Cómo las Muchachas García Perdieron el Accento and eating some almonds in the fluorescent-lit Éxito San Diego café around 7 pm, when I heard that a couple other volunteers were running late. It was Saturday evening, and a Fulbright … Continue reading Beyond the Walled City: My Robbery and How it Could Have Been Prevented