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Lucky Whitburn-Thomas

Lucky is passionate about creating and finding solutions to human rights issues, as well as curing HIV and AIDS. His goals for the year are to understand new perspectives from people living in India, learn about Indian history of non-violent movements and religions, attend an Indian wedding, cook food with his host family, and become well-spoken in Hindi. His favorite quotes are, “Not all those who wander are lost” and “There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way.”

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Meaningful Expression

April 3, 2017

"Art is the most complex, most vitalizing, and civilizing of human actions…Our culture is full of those illiterates of emotional life, who live without ever attempting to translate their emotions into meaningful expression.  To live without this, means emotional starvation just as missing food means starvation of the body."  – Laszlo Moholy-Nagy This is the...

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Acting on Inspiration

April 3, 2017

Why Loiter? Women & Risk on Mumbai Streets by Shilpa Phadke, Sameera Khan, and Shilpa Ranade. This book is basically a giant argument that women need access to public space decrease sexism and rates of sexual harassment/assault, specifically in Mumbai.  It has changed the way I think of gender roles. The book was also one of...

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Something to Look Forward to

April 3, 2017

A dark cloud of smog blasted me in the face today. I almost cried and yelled, “I want to go HOME!” I miss home a lot. My secret running trails, my bike, tacos, chilling at my dad’s with jazz in the background, my mom’s crazy hats, acting as I want in public without being starred at,...

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The Little Things

April 3, 2017

“Intake of more food than necessary is called ___chocolate___.” I feel the same. Grading tests is not my favorite part of my apprenticeship, but these moments make days so much more enjoyable.

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A day in the life of…ME!!!

April 3, 2017

Hey, I’m Lucky! I’m from Berkeley, California and am spending my Global Citizen year in India. Here’s a glimpse into my daily life in Pune. Enjoy!  1.     Hit my alarm clock and wake up finally. Fried roti for breakfast, yay! Just kidding my stomach really can’t take fried foods in the morning, but I eat...

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Why Take a Bridge Year?

August 29, 2016

Yesterday I was asked, “Why did you choose to take a bridge year with Global Citizen Year?” by the co-founder and president of Kiva, Primal Shah, while walking with him back to lunch. Panicked by this curve ball of a question, where Mr. Shah became the listener, and I the speaker, while I was in...

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