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

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Dias de la Vida

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…

09 November, 2018

A Journey Entry from the Bus to “Peguche”

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…

16 September, 2018

In A Staring Contest With My Suitcase

I never have been a master at planning things; organizing, timeliness, finding things, certainty, opening bananas on the first try, early mornings, life, etc. This week I finally began packing my bag (shortly after hyperventilating upon seeing many of my Ecuador fellows fully packed). I…

23 August, 2018

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