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Amma Thomas

Amma Munashe is passionate about social justice, socialism and sustainability. She is involved in black lives matter, urban farming and sustainable building. Her goals for this year are to learn about the immense biodiversity in Ecuador. Her favorite quote is "Disturb the comfortable and comfort the disturbed"


My final Blog: Family in Ecuador through photos

May 30, 2017

First part of our journey in Ecuador, this was the last time we were all together before our site assignments. My first host family in Ecuador my mother Tanya and her sister. Me and my primas y hermana Anahi on the way to the discoteca. My host mother Olga, host father Fabio, host sister Sabina...

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I didn’t expect any of this

April 4, 2017

When I signed up for this experience I had a picture in my mind of how this bridge year bridge year would go and I could not have been more incorrect. I thought I was going to be living in the jungle in a house held up by stilts with flip flops as my sole...

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Final Weekly Journal

April 4, 2017

Monday  Had stuffed papas con Enselada y aguacate  Made patten for jacket pants and skirt, jacket reminded me of Janet Jackson. Customer was really nice, she has family in Manhattan.  Made lemon bars. Had platano cake with cheese for dinner. Trying to clean out my suitcase. Tuesday  Went on inspection in Pimapiro, didn't really do...

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Saying goodbye

March 11, 2017

My host mother and sister left for Germany this Tuesday and they won't be coming back till April 12th. To give a little background I switched host families mid December, even though I decided to switch late November it took a while to find a host family. After much deliberation my host mother bought two...

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Living in Valle de Chota

December 23, 2016

I spent the first half of my year in an Afro Ecuadorian community. A community that much like the African American community at home is also a product of the African diaspora like my ancestors they were also brought to their current land by slave ships. I went to a museum and learned how Cotten...

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Where my love for travel began

November 21, 2016

I have had a passion for exploring other cultures ever since I can remember. Growing up, I was unschooled therefore, my lessons were nontraditional. Periodically we would bring out the globe and spin it. Wherever my finger landed that would be the culture we studied. Throughout my childhood I explored other cultures and countries through...

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Going with no expectations

September 16, 2016

I signed up for Global Citizen Year after my plans for college didn't go as I expected. I applied after the deadline therefore I didn't really expect this to pan out, I was delighted to find out that I had been admitted and would be a 2017 Ecuador fellow. To help pay for the program...

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