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Joshua Gervais


Thoughts of ‘the Adventurer’

January 15, 2020

Lately, I’ve been thinking about the concept of “adventuring”. If I’m being honest, this has been something I’ve borderline obsessed over since before I even arrived here in Senegal. So much so, in fact, that for a Global Citizen Year talent show, I wrote AND performed a poem I entitled “To Be An Adventurer”. The...

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Majesty of the Mundane

November 6, 2019

Well, here we are— a whole two months since I first touched down in Senegal. Two months of blunders, and triumphs; home sickness, and familial bonding; nightmarish faux pas, and phantasmagoric cultural experiences: the pitfalls of throwing oneself wholeheartedly into a new culture, and its indescribable rewards. After two months spent on this veritable roller...

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The Power of Daydreaming

August 20, 2019

It is exactly 5 days until my 18th birthday, and 10 days until I embark on my journey to halfway across the world– a fact that has only just crashed upon my unsuspecting psyche. For my first blog, I want to reflect on the things that have led to this upcoming adventure: rejection, an Instagram...

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