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Joshua Gervais

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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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