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Ubuntu: I am Because We are


“Ubuntu is humanity. It is more about having the pie but sharing with the national equally and not trying to keep the big piece to yourself. Ubuntu is having no greed and always living to share.” – Vuyo Mnyantsi, Khayelitsha, South Africa on his definition of ubuntu.

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African Time

I am learning the way in which I look at my world is not necessarily the most profitable to humankind. Yesterday, a few friends of mine on the trip and I were talking about the distinct difference in urgency between the U.S. and what we’ve experienced so far in South Africa. For most of us, we’ve never experienced anything quite like this before. Time, it seems, is a moving target here. Time is given, appointments are made. However, it doesn’t seem like there’s much stress in arriving at said time.  Continue Reading

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Travel Day



Finally! I have to be at the airport at 5am … it’s currently 12:23 am. I’m thinking there is not much sleep to be had in the near future. My poor house. My poor sister roommate. My house looks like ground zero of a bombing mission. My “carry-on” contents are strewn about the kitchen. How I’m supposed to get all of that into one teency little pack is beyond me. The rest? Well … my room is clean! Sadly the contents of it have found a new home in the middle of the living room. Continue Reading

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South Africa Bound


So as you all may know, I was born and raised in Tempe, Arizona. I am a 20-year-old junior at Arizona State University studying Justice and Social Inquiry, a major my mom suggested. I begrudgingly took one class in the subject and I fell in love. My sister, Brooke, is 4 years older than me, and also my roomie for the next year, here in our cozy little condo in Mesa. Continue Reading