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Stephanie Sanchez-Aguilar

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journal entry #005- a reflection (capstone blog)

June 7, 2018

well, hello! It’s me, I’m back! Mainly because it’s a requirement for the coveted Global Citizen Year alumni exclusive backpack but also I want to explain the last couple of months. The last time you saw little ole’ Coumba Thiaw, I was lacking inspiration and not really knowing what to do next. The last real...

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when words fail

February 4, 2018

“Music is the universal language of mankind.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow  We recently had TS2, where all the fellows come together after spending uninterrupted time with our host communities and being immersed. During these seminars we have sessions in which we talk about a number of things surrounding our experience in Senegal. One of the...

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senegal interlude #001- did a thing.

November 24, 2017

“I find when I have short hair, I feel like I have nothing to  hide behind anymore.” – Halle Berry  My hair has been a safety blanket my entire life. I’ve always had hair that was pretty long and undeniably curly. I’ve hid behind it for a really long time.  At the beginning of this...

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journal entry #004 – crappy month does not equal crappy experience

November 8, 2017

“Perhaps the ache of homesickness was a fair price to pay for having so many good people in her life.” – Becky Chambers, The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet As the sunlight gleams through my metal bedroom window, I lay under my mosquito net and listen to the life outside of it. I...

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journal entry #003- it’ll be okay

September 28, 2017

“Sometimes, the most healing thing we can do is remind ourselves over and over and over… other people feel this too. ” –– Andrea Gibson The hour is 21:30, the muffled voices of my friends are drowned out by the sound of my own beating heart. I float aimlessly in the hotel pool, eyes closed,...

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journal entry #002 -universal joy

September 8, 2017

“Sometimes crying or laughing are the only options left, and laughing feels better right now.” –– Veronica Roth, Divergent     That first initial contact with Senegalese air was intense. It was humid, the sun was hot and the feeling of being overwhelmed started to bubble in the pit of my stomach. What in the world...

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journal entry #001 → unreal

August 10, 2017

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide Home. What’s that mean? I guess it’s different for everyone. I have two places that I call home. One is an apartment that my family rents in Chelsea, a little city outside of Boston, five minute...

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