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Upholding the meaning of my first name

Swazi first names are drenched in meaning, telling a story about their family, birth, or hopes for the child. I have come to love this because American names sometimes come from relatives but usually come down to being liked by both parents or are creatively constructed so there are no other children with the same name. 352 more words

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Overview of Peace Corps Swaziland's PST

I realized that I have done a poor job writing about the work I have been doing as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Swaziland. So now, let’s return to Pre-Service Training (PST), which is where PCVs learn language, culture, and about their future job. 817 more words

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Wednesday photo: Wildflowes

I saw these beauties on Sunday and was very happy to walk past them again this morning.


Just before these flowers I walked past a few open fields, and with the mountains behind them, I couldn’t help but to sing that the hills are alive with the sound of music. 54 more words

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Cheesus Christ! 

And just like that, my first week of Pre-Service Training (PST) is done. There were so many events that has happened during my first week here. 1,369 more words

West (Afro)can Hair Care for Volunteers

If you are anything like me, aka a Black girl who loves her hair, you’re probably wondering what on earth you’re going to do to keep those luscious locks strong during your Peace Corps service. 910 more words

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Embracing sad memories in the past can lead us to future success...

Reflecting back on my life trajectory, this is one of the things I have come to realize: embracing sad memories in the past can lead us to future success.

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Becoming a Father as a PCV in Swaziland

I’m a father!! March 9th my daughter was born, her name is Mellisa and she is beautiful.  Sorry Mom I didn’t tell you sooner…I didn’t know until after she was born. 868 more words