In the International Development academia world, we are sometimes criticized for our studies… (Before reading everything, it would only be fair to warn you that this blog is written from a place of sadness for me… I am writing about external criticism, the material here is heavier… you’ve been warned.) ;) 622 more words
When former First Lady Varshnie Jagdeo spoke out in 2009 about what she called hi-tech domestic violence, she spoke of her fears and insecurities living in a country where her oppressor had his hand in every facet of the day to day functioning of the country. 679 more words
I AM FINALLY BACK AT SCHOOL!
Now to detail my exciting day of travel:
I set my alarm for 6 AM so naturally I got up at 8 AM (on the WRONG side of the bed and with a random new slice in my thumb which I have no idea how I got) and jammed all of my clothes into my duffel bag, fought with my sister, and left for the airport. 463 more words
Today marks a week since teenager Daniel Kirkwood died of head injuries after a brawl outside a nightclub in Coventry. His death is especially chilling, not because Daniel died alone but because he was surrounded by people who did nothing to help him, and instead Snapchatted his final moments. 361 more words
Stripped of context, the victim’s reactions appear to be unprovoked—as if out of the blue and without reason—with deceived bystanders, unaware that they are being used as pawns, hopping onto the bully’s bandwagon as a possible result, strengthening his position and making his victim look like the wrongdoer. 186 more words