Posts Tagged "Cape Town"

Don’t Scratch Where It Does Not Itch

Prior to shadowing at Child Welfare I had never heard the phrase “don’t scratch where it doesn’t not itch”. I heard this phrase made in passing by a co worker of the social worker I was shadowing. She was discussing a case that would soon be closing. The requirement made ...

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Biko – Epilogue

Merely by describing yourself as black you have started on a road towards emancipation, you have committed yourself to fight against all forces that seek to use your blackness as a stamp that marks you out as a subservient being. -Steve Biko Upon returning to Denver I pulled up google search to ...

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Torn

This trip was completely different from what I would or could have expected it to be. It is no secret that group dynamics were a struggle until a couple days before we left so I find it pretty exciting and slightly surprising that I miss our group so much. Coming ...

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Teamwork

It’s difficult to put sweat, joy, and teamwork into words. The time spent in the Groot Wilderness is beyond description. Our group was comprised of all different, ages, races, nationalities, sexual orientations and genders. Instead of pretending like we were all the same most of us acknowledged the differences and ...

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Politics at Home and Abroad

This course has already been so eye opening and it’s only beginning. It’s interesting and disturbing how similar the political climate is between here and home. Zuma the President in South Africa has been compared to Donald Trump multiple times by South Africans and Americans alike. It’s interesting how the election ...

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The Wilderness

What is it about the wilderness that makes it a background for introspection? As human beings, do we have to get away from a city in order to have the space and time to look within ourselves? Did humankind build cities to escape our own thoughts? Cities provide a space ...

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Stressful Week… No Time To Think

This week has been by far one the most stressful weeks ever. While writing my paper for research, Word decided to crash as I was about to start writing the discussion section and lost my file (Not what I needed this week). Setting me back on several things I needed ...

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Almost Here…

Yesterday I went shopping for a few things I will need for the Cape Town trip and I realized that it is getting closer and closer! I feel like I have so much to say and so much to ask leading up to it.  As the trip approaches, I wonder ...

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Almost Here…

Yesterday I went shopping for a few things I will need for the Cape Town trip and I realized that it is getting closer and closer! I feel like I have so much to say and so much to ask leading up to it.  As the trip approaches, I wonder ...

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Inspiring and Insightful

PPictured: Stephen, Helina and Brandon Since I’ve returned from South Africa I have had time to talk with friends, family and co-workers about my experiences while I was there. It was most certainly a period of time in my life that I will never forget. I learned some precious, life altering ...

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