A lot have people have asked me what I do every day ~ or, what an average week looks like for me. Here are the past week in review to show how there is no ‘average’ or normal week in Mexico. Monday, January 21: What I thought was going to be a pretty ‘normal’ Monday. … More Fiesta a Fiesta: una semana en Tepoztlán
That’s right! It’s here! The January newsletter ~ and I’m so excited to write this one from Tepoztlán. January Newsletter
Merry Christmas, everyone! We’re celebrating the birthday of a kid who grew up to change the world, after all ~ and here are some stories about some kids who have changed mine. As I’ve had some time at home to rest and recover, I’ve been thinking a lot about the work with the kids I’ve … More ¡Feliz Navidad!
Hello everyone 🙂 thanks for checking in! The last time we talked, I had just moved from the barrio La Santisima to Santa Sicilia; I still visit my first host family, neighbors and friends in the first neighborhood, but have changed mailing addresses. In a lot of ways, moving back to Santa Sicilia felt a … More Cafecita con Elma
Hey everybody! It’s been a while, and a lot’s been going on ~ after some big transitions here in Tepoztlán, I’m happy to say that I’m back to weekly blog posts and monthly newsletters back home. This one comes with a big thanks to: my Mexico cohort for an amazing Thanksgiving away from home, St. John’s … More November Newsletter!
¡Feliz domingo de México! It’s amazing to believe we’re entering November. After all the adjustments and extreme emotions of the first few weeks, I’m starting to feel really comfortable living here in Tepoztlán. It’s been an adventure and absolute blast–not despite its difficult moments but because of them. Things that once seemed so hard are … More Loco por “Coco”
“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I cannot accept, and the wisdom to know the difference.” ~ Reinhold Neibur Interrupting the normal schedule of Sunday blog posts, I wanted to share with all of you something that I’ve been really struggling with. Every … More Demasiado Machísmo: *How to be an Ally*
Last week I took a sabbath and went on a group retreat to el estado de Puebla with these fantastic YAGMs! Unfortunately not everyone was there, but I feel incredibly lucky to share this wild and crazy journey of a year with them. (featuring Jenna’s incredible portrait mode) This letter in on a platform called … More Poco a poco (Newsletter No. 2)
It feels a bit like deja vu when I type out: this weekend we celebrated with a huge fiesta! Wait, didn’t we do that last week? Yes; Mexico clearly thought it was getting too quiet around here and it was time for another party. Thank goodness for that. Every day when I walked home from … More El Diáblo viene …
Yesterday we celebrated Mexico’s Independence Day! [ In case you’re wondering why we don’t celebrate in May, a quick explanation: Cinco de Mayo commemorates a battle victory where Mexico fended off imperialist forces (but as the phrase goes, they ‘won the battle but lost the war’). September 16th marks the beginning of a new government … More La Dia de Independencia