Sinead Nardi-White

Sinead is passionate about social justice, political activism, and travel. She is involved in youth voter registration efforts in her community and has been an Irish dancer for over 12 years. Her goals for the year are to become comfortable speaking in French and Wolof, gain confidence in public speaking and community outreach, and forge strong relationships with the members of her host family. Her favorite quote is "scream/ so that one day/ a hundred years from now/ another sister will not have to/ dry her tears wondering where/ in history she lost her voice." - jasmin kaur

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In Conclusion: A Stool

I’ve been back home in Virginia for about 2 months, and due to quarantine, I’ve had more time to myself than I expected to reflect on my experience as a Global Citizen Year fellow. I’ve looked through all my pictures on my phone repeatedly, chatted…

13 May, 2020

Thoughts on leaving and telling my story

Just last week, I was sitting at my carpentry apprenticeship with my boss and the other apprentices, waiting for the heat to let up before we got back to work (it never really does, you just have to power through). I decided to use this…

08 March, 2020

Books of my Gap Year

I quite literally do not think I could have survived these past five months without reading. Full stop. It is my English escape from how hard learning Wolof sometimes is, how I entertain myself when everyday life is moving slowly (aka Senegalese time), and a…

31 January, 2020

A Day in the Life- Senegal

6:30 AM- wake up to a combination of my alarm clock, the multiple roosters and donkeys in the neighborhood, and the snorting of our horse who is tied up right outside my room (see photo of me, said horse, and the arm of a  smart person…

27 November, 2019

Bird By Bird

It’s just after lunch on a Monday, and I am settling in to the typical afternoon routine I’ve developed after one month in my host family. I sit on the steps of our house with my book (important), my water bottle (even more important, especially…

10 October, 2019

Ke Kubugile

For as long as I can remember, reminders of my mom’s time in Africa as a Peace Corps Volunteer have been present in my life- our house is decorated with art, furniture, and musical instruments from Botswana, she has come to do cultural presentations at…

26 August, 2019

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Sinead Nardi-White