Eleanor Ross

Eleanor is passionate about social justice, debating, anything and everything French, surfing, baking, reading (history please!), and the perfect cup of tea. She is involved in community service (particularly around education and women’s issues). Her goals for this year are to be a role model to children so that they can dream big too; to become completely fluent in French; and to learn the art of the Senegalese Attaya tea ceremony. She is inspired by learning why people think a certain way.


The Peanut Queen

Sometimes, you need a day to mope. And, being all about self-care, I treat myself to a day like this every once and awhile. I mean, Senegal is fantastic, but some days I just miss home. Because now and then all I need is some…

02 November, 2019

I get peed on

I’ve learned to realize that everything eventually comes full circle. The awkward moments seem to right themselves over time, and, in my case, within two days. For the awkward half of the story, the fact is that my second or third day in Senegal, I…

24 September, 2019

So, I have a new name

I love my name. But it took a long way to get here. Years of people singing “Eleanor Rigby” and telling me their grandma’s name was “Eleanor” fueled a hatred in me for my name so strong, I forced my friends and family to call…

24 September, 2019

Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

I’ve always tried to keep most thoughts out of my head. Seems contradictory, but I have a formula. It’s incredibly precise. If I start thinking about something that makes me uncomfortable, I actively shake the thought out of my head. Be warned, an incredibly intense…

29 August, 2019

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