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Aissatou Barrie-Rose

Aissatou has a passion for traveling and language. She is head of the Student Cultural Alliance at her school, and also participates in the Gay-Straight Alliance and Relationships and Sex discussion groups, leading to her interest in human rights. Her life goals are to become fluent in six different languages and travel through most of the non-European world.


The Dark, or Rather Light, Side of Senegalese Beauty

March 26, 2013

What does a lady having a consultation at her plastic surgeon’s office in Beverly Hills have in common with a woman in Senegal religiously rubbing her body with skin bleaching cream? They are doing everything they can to make themselves more “beautiful”. Now, stop for a moment and picture the three most beautiful women you...

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My Love-Hate Relationship with Senegal

March 6, 2013

In the past few months, Senegal and I have developed a very complex relationship. At moments I love everything about being here, and other times I find myself utterly confused as to why I chose to spend 8 months in a place where nothing seems to make any sense to me. With this is mind,...

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And We Danced…

March 6, 2013

In Senegal, everyone loves to dance—all the time, and everywhere. Here’s a little taste of all the dancing you’ve been missing.

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I’m Ready

July 10, 2012

Hello Everyone! My name is Aissatou, and I am more than thrilled to spend the upcoming eight months learning somewhere other than a boring classroom. To start, here are a few random facts about me: I enjoy sunbathing much more than the average person, I’m always listening to music, I buy the majority of my...

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