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Cittely Fuentes

Cittely is passionate about extreme sports, Romance languages, Inca and Mayan civilization and sustainable development. Through her involvement with the Interact Club she works with kids with cancers and seniors. She is also involved in promoting tourism in her hometown of Monterrey, Mexico. She is also passionate about women's rights and empowerment. Her goal for the year is to increase her proficiency in French and discover a new country.


Why don’t you act Senegalese enough?

May 19, 2015

“Do you seriously think all Senegalese girls only wear long skirts?” shouted my host sister from Dakar, the capital of Senegal,with a noticeable displeasure as if my question was meantto offend her or make her feel less.All I wantedwas to be more familiar with the Senegalesenight lifeand so I innocently asked her the type of...

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Dear Oulimata

May 15, 2015

You might find yourself reading this public letter months after I leave or maybe tomorrow morning when you go to the scientific club in school to use the internet only (oops, that was a secret) but what I actually hope for is for you to one day read this all without the help of someone...

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A Baby’s Arrival Changes Everything

March 20, 2015

Although I live in a site that is (without a doubt) considered urban, the internet access is a luxury. Within my apprenticeship at the elementary school, my language classes and other extracurricular activities, I rarely have the time to sit in front of a computer to see any updates from home on the internet. For...

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Not Your Typical Toubab

December 23, 2014

Noun /tu.bab/ Toubab : West Africa – white person (used especially in Gambia and Senegal) Although the official definition indicates that the term is only used for white Westerners, I must clarify that at least here in Senegal, people from all descents, backgrounds and places around the world whose skin is not black are referred...

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