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Isabel Hallock

I am inspired by agriculture and my ancestors. These are humans who have previously lived and passed down the land that we now live on for years. It reminds me of the quote, "You have to know where you come from in order to know where you are going."

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Closing Capstone of a year, to a Lifetime of Curiosity

May 3, 2018

For the final closing project of my Global Citizen Bridge Year, I presented to my old Black Nationalism class. My old teacher Mr. Green had called me the night before and said the vlass was studying about India and the Bandung conference, and was wondering if I could speak more on the ties between India...

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American cooking for the modern Indian family

February 1, 2018

My host family once again asked me to make dinner. Niraj, my host dad said it was my duty for Sunday nights, and I had 3 hours to whip something up. I knew I didn't know how to cook very well, especially not Indian dishes, so I looked up American recipes instead. I asked my...

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The Proposal

October 22, 2017

To share a slightly less deep blog post, and to keep your interest going, let me tell you about October 20th. The day I was proposed to by a Indian travel guide. My host family and I had walked up this beautiful mountain in Humpi, Karnatika, called Ajani, said to be the birthplace of the...

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Bitter Discourses

October 22, 2017

The first day I arrived in my host family, my grandmother me an old book called Bitter Discourses. It smelled of curry and old dust, but she said it was one of her most sacred books, and to not damage it, or specifically, put it on the floor. As I began reading, one of the...

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Bitter Discourses

September 18, 2017

The first day I arrived in my host family, my grandmother me an old book called Bitter Discourses. It smelled of curry and old dust, but she said it was one of her most sacred books, and to not damage it, or specifically, put it on the floor. As I began reading, one of the...

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The Sky Will Look the Same

August 22, 2017

The reddening of the sky is always intensified when it’s near the horizon, transitioning into a soothing orange at night. It’s a loving yellow in the morning, and a clarifying blue during the daylight. The sky will look the same. So the adventure begins. I pack my bags during the mornings and prepare to leave...

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