Anna Sophie Tinneny

Anna Sophie is passionate about literature, linguistics, and anthropology. She studies several languages and likes to explore the linguistic-cultural connection. She is very active in campaigning for gun violence prevention and is involved in March For Our Lives Philadelphia and Pennridge 225. Her goals for this year are to learn Kichwa and Latin dance and to forge close ties with her new Ecuadorian community. "I will not be 'famous,' 'great.' I will go on adventuring, changing, opening my mind and my eyes, refusing to be stamped and stereotyped. The thing is to free one's self: to let it find its dimensions, not be impeded." -Virginia Woolf


Me Llamo Anita Lechón

I listen to the mayor of Cayambe discuss the idea of dualism in Kayambi culture. “In order for the world to work,” he explains, “Balance is necessary. The sun needs the moon. The masculine needs the feminine. The rainy season needs the dry season.” In…

07 October, 2018

Pre-Departure Non-Jitters

Everyone expects me to be nervous, but I’m not. In two days, I leave my home in suburban Philadelphia for a week long leadership training course with 150 other teens in San Francisco. After that, we break into four groups to fly to our respective…

24 August, 2018

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Anna Sophie Tinneny