Journal: Internship at CURE

This week we are supposed to write about our internship. This summer I worked with Foundation CURE, a feminist organization here in Sarajevo. Foundation CURE is a powerhouse of talent and activism. I am blown away by what this organization has accomplished with such little funding and support.   I ...

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Week 7: Writer’s Choice “I’m on a boat”

  This week I chose to write about my rafting adventure in Konjic, on the Neretva River. Konjic is roughly an hour away from Mostar, and the location of Tito’s top secret bunker back in the day. It feels like yesterday we were touring the bunker, and here we are ...

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Journal 6: Photograph of the day

    Journal 6: Photograph of the day For this week we had select a photograph and write about it. I decided to pick a picture from my trip this past weekend to Montenegro. I went with a few of my friends from the program here and we had a ...

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Journal 4: Srebrenica

Journal 4: Srebrenica   So, this blog post has taken an estimated 300 years to write.  Everytime I try to put words together it doesn’t seem to fully convey my experience visiting the Srebrenica memorial and hearing from the survivors. So i’m just going to describe what I took away ...

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Journal #3: Srebrenica

Journal #3: Srebrenica   Last weekend we visited Srebrenica to commemorate the lives lost in the genocide, where over 8,000 people, mostly Bosniak men and boys were killed. I’m not the best at feelings, and don’t really know what to say, so I wrote this.   Seeing the white headstones, ...

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Journal #2: Free Write- A Place at the Table

Journal #2: Free Write   For this week’s topic, it was free choice, so I decided to write about the hospitality I have encountered during my short time here in Bosnia-Herzegovina. No matter where you go in Bosnia, you will be treated to coffee (Kavah/Kafa) or tea (chai), often accompanied ...

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Blog #1: First Impressions

First impressions.   My first impression of Bosnia-Herzegovina was, “Where will I find a jacket for this never ending rain?”. After several attempts moonlighting as a old Hollywood actress with my pashmina draped over my head, I finally broke down and bought a cardigan that I could use as a ...

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