Sadie Price-Elliott

Sadie is passionate about filmmaking, the earth, and women’s rights. In her community, she is involved in using film as a platform for social change, environmental and social activism, and female mentorship. Sadie intends to pursue a career focused on international development while using her film background to advocate for the issues which she aims to address. Her goals for the year are to practice responsible travel, reflect on her values through the lens of a different culture, engage in the complexities of sustainable development, and learn from and actively contribute to her host community. Sadie strives to embody Eleanor Roosevelt’s leadership principles and seeks inspiration from her quote: “You must do the things you think you cannot do.”

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Finding Flow & Feelings of Family

I have started to sing again.  It came back slowly– at first, quietly humming the chorus of Cornelia Street to myself while peeling potatoes amid the afternoon chaos in the restaurant. Then, it grew louder and more persistent: at the table after almuerzo, in and…

15 October, 2019

Something From Nothing

Ecuador made world news last week. Subsidies on gasoline were eliminated nationwide in efforts to liberalize the fuel market and strike a deal with the International Monetary Fund. Gas prices abruptly increased. Transportation strikes broke out across the country, impacting communities and interrupting systems across…

08 October, 2019

Back To School Season

Today, three months after my high school graduation, I jumped on a green coach bus — the most common form of transportation in my area — and started on my way to work. I peered out the curtained window, watching the thick fog fade at…

01 October, 2019

Small Moments

Eight years ago, I started collecting small moments. At first, I recorded them on a misshapen heart map in the back corner of my writer's notebook. Then, I started jotting them down on sticky notes until my moments filled mason jars. Now, I take note…

19 September, 2019

Two Weeks In Transition

  Three weeks ago today, I said goodbye to the home that raised me. Two weeks ago, I landed in Ecuador. Now, I am in my new home. Nestled in a vibrant, rural landscape about an hour away from Cuenca, surrounded by crawling clouds and…

13 September, 2019

Intuition & Inclinations

Why? After receiving this question an uncountable number of times during the summer leading up to my bridge year, I had my response down to practically a science. I plan to study International Development in college. I do not have much prior knowledge or experience,…

29 August, 2019

Taking The Long Way

When I was still small enough to hide behind my mom during encounters with new people and panic during school fire drills, my parents began to invite strangers to my house. Loaded with sets of panniers and powered by two wheels, gears, and their body…

19 August, 2019

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