Amelia Wohlers

Amelia is passionate about art, literature, and the sciences. She has worked to become an active member of her community through local theater, making art more accessible. She has also worked at The Women's Building and the blood bank in San Francisco as a volunteer. Her goals for the year are to take time to further explore herself and the world. Her favorite quote is from Moby-Dick: "There is no folly of the beast of the earth which is not infinitely outdone by the madness of men."


The Girl Who Comes Next

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13 March, 2017

Building Family

Joining a family was never going to be easy. I have had a million ups and downs in the process and endless worries about if I am doing the experience well enough. Now we’re in my last month and I am faced with a startling realization – I’ve done it. These people are my family…

08 March, 2017

Thoughts on Womanhood

In my house there is one mirror. It is hung at a height which gives me a brilliant view of my torso and maybe even a bit of upper thigh. It is located in my small bathroom that, much to my dismay when I have to go to the bathroom at night, does not have…

23 February, 2017

Making it to December

I’ve finally made it to December. I always thought the time here would go much slower than it has. While the days can sometimes feel like they last an eternity, the weeks here fly by. I live in a community outside of the small town of Cotacachi. My family is indigenous and everyone is fluent…

06 December, 2016

Routine of It

I come from an urban environment, but as a city, San Francisco seems to pale in comparison to Quito. At home, you could drop me on any street and I could figure out where I was. With only 49 square miles and 18 years to learn them, my small city seemed to grow exponentially smaller…

13 September, 2016

Packing Up

Whenever I think of Ecuador in the abstract, it feels manageable. I am excited by the idea of it and while I can foresee challenges, none are so large that I will be unable to tackle them. However, when Ecuador leaves the abstraction of thought and enters the reality through packing, it is as if…

27 August, 2016

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