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Carol Brown

Having teetered on the verge of graduation at Highland Park High School, Carol will be attending Eugene Lang College, the New School for Liberal Arts, studying psychology and creative writing. She is eagerly anticipating taking her subtle Jersey accent to Ecuador as a Global Citizen Year / Eugene Lang fellow for her freshman year in August. Currently, Carol represents Urban Word NYC as a member of its Youth Board of Directors. When not lounging in the Urban Word office or sleeping in class, she can be found pontificating about love, loss, science, and the evils of society from stages across New York and New Jersey. Her favor can easily be won with dilapidated paperbacks, good poems, teddy bears, dark chocolate, the color purple and vegan ice cream.

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Defining Home

November 1, 2013

Originally written en route to Quito, Ecuador somewhere over some ocean on August 29th, 2013. Edited during home stay in Quito. There’s nothing better to make you reconsider the definition of home than to leave everything you’ve ever known behind. From a vantage point sandwiched between Isabel from the Bay area and Emily from England (or Cleveland,...

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Narwhals Go To Ecuador

July 24, 2013

This time last year, a burly black guy from Brooklyn, also known as to me as teddy bear and best friend, nicknamed me ‘white chocolate’. I began learning about the Black Power movement from a mixed race woman born in Chicago at a time when my ancestors in Tennessee may still have been racist. A...

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