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Selena Harris

Selena Harris is passionate about the earth and all it has to offer. With a love of the arts, sociology, wildlife, hiking, and wailing on the banjo, she is involved in various prairie restoration groups, folk bands, ASL clubs, and can be found jamming out with old folks at the Alzheimer's and dementia home. She hopes to take these interests to focus on environmental protection, human rights, and making art and music accessible to students worldwide. Her goals for the year are to learn how to weave, hike the Andes, meet an alpaca, master a new language, and embrace new perceptions of the world. "It frightens me, the awful truth, of how sweet life can be..." Bob Dylan


Ashata Kashkaman

May 21, 2019

Ashata Kashkaman, I will see you soon. Beyond oceans, hermanita, you will stay with me Your mother  that held me deeply se vive en mi mundo. She reminds me, my sister, that the mind is maleable, todo se cambia You will stay with me, mi familia, for all you have taught me, I will teach...

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Caterpillar Soup

February 17, 2019

*Preface: Something a lot of people don’t know is that caterpillars actually liquify in the cocoon before becoming a butterfly. Like, as a kid I always pictured the little caterpillar just growin’ wings, takin’ a snooze, and then poppin’ out 20 days later looking glorious as ever. In reality, for 80% of that process that...

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Arts in the Andes

December 19, 2018

Time sure does fly here like it’s nobody’s business. While I wish I possessed the sheer motivation to blog all that I have been writing, unfortunately life moves just a little too fast for me to keep up. So I am here with this quick blog to share what I have been pouring a lot...

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Dias de la Vida

November 9, 2018

What are we really celebrating? This is what I think about as I step over the forgotten graves at the Indigenous cemetery in Otavalo (a separate and exclusive location from the Mestizo cemetery, I might add). Some headstones are disappearing into the earth, buried in 100 years of dirt and forgotten holidays. Others shine with...

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A Journey Entry from the Bus to “Peguche”

September 16, 2018

I was going to wait longer to start my blogging abroad. I was trying to accumulate the nitty gritty, the knowledge, possibly even some “spiritual growth” before publishing. You know, the real deal. But, given my circumstances right now, I figured why not. This is the real real deal- me on the public bus next...

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