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Fighting Poverty with Passion


2020 hasn’t turned out exactly how I thought it would, which I feel like can be generalized to most of the world at this point. Had Future Haley appeared to … Continue reading

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A lesson in navigating nuance and change

Fall finally appeared at the end of the long, winding tunnel that was Summer 2020. It was the sparkling sliver of hope and change, and it reminded me that eventually, … Continue reading

November 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

Eating Soup at 12:30

When I started service, I didn’t take any breaks. I worked through lunch and ate snacks while hunched over my laptop. The only time I would rest my mind would … Continue reading

November 18, 2020 · Leave a comment

Serving in my Hometown

As a VISTA from New Orleans, I did not know what to expect when choosing to serve in my hometown. I graduated from college in May, and I knew I … Continue reading

November 17, 2020 · Leave a comment

Trusting Instinct

I have been stuck on the same first three sentences for about 30 minutes, which is hilarious in context as I am writing about being indecisive. See, my mind is … Continue reading

October 21, 2020 · Leave a comment

What I Didn’t Expect to Learn

I never had any interest in joining AmeriCorps. I heard about many of the corps programs and it just seemed like an inefficient way to get transplants involved in building … Continue reading

October 19, 2020 · Leave a comment

How We Tell Stories Matters – Especially if They Aren’t Ours

Prior to my year of service at Covenant House, I had very little experience in development and fundraising, and while my daily tasks now  certainly aren’t centered on major fundraising … Continue reading

October 12, 2020 · Leave a comment

“I will not under-utilize myself”

I find it hard to believe it has been almost two and a half months since I started my VISTA year at Covenant House. On one hand, the time has … Continue reading

September 14, 2020 · Leave a comment

Je m’en vais! (I’m outa here!)

Today is my last day with STEM Library Lab and Tulane Center for Public Service as an AmeriCorps VISTA. It has been a time to see the challenge, find a … Continue reading

September 1, 2020 · Leave a comment

A lesson in human fragility

I stop and start with unfortunate haste without pause or given-reason or contrived consciousness. Times and lessons skipped over while passing through subsequent and varied strains of concrete underneath my … Continue reading

August 28, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Argument for Graffiti

For many, street art represents blight. It is a mark of destitution and a symbol of urban decay. But I believe that the argument against street art is misguided; it … Continue reading

August 20, 2020 · Leave a comment



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