Brandon Richards

Brandon Richards is passionate about theater, social justice, and human connection. His goals are to learn Hindi, form a close bond with his host family and community, say yes to every opportunity, write as much as he can about his experience, and embrace this new way of life and independence. One of his favorite quotes is, "The open-hearted will inherit the earth." - Jeff Brown.

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MY HINDI

23 May, 2019

8 MONTHS IN A VIDEO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lb-zBjFBi3c&t=8s   "When I see your light shine, I know I'm home." How was India? I have an incredibly difficult time putting into words the magnitude of my experience abroad. I've gained so much, and the past 8 months of my life have been a tremendous…

22 May, 2019

MY HYDERABAD COMMUNITY

Vidhur, Niveditha, & Inder Vidhur & Rigs Ferna Zooni Momar Luciana Inaara Jack Ashley Jaime Alana (& Momar again)

22 May, 2019

GROWTH

I’m in an Uber with Jack and Luciana on my way home from our second regional reconnect when Luciana says “Do you think this is the best year of your life?” We had just come back from exploring Old City on a heritage walk, walking…

18 January, 2019

TO PAINT A PICTURE

I’ve been struggling to sit myself down and write a blog post. I’ve written a bunch, but nothing with the intention of sharing it with the internet. Maybe with my friends, or my mom, or my cohort. The reason I haven’t published a blog is…

18 January, 2019

New York City to Hyderabad!

“It feels more and more real.”   People have been asking me nearly everyday since I was accepted to Global Citizen Year, how I feel about going to India.  I never really knew the answer to that question.  As time went by from winter to…

24 August, 2018

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