10-minute session: plastic

I feel the hell in every hello It’s a burden to carry on these stupid conversations Where we each have our representatives putting on a front In this dating world Each new person I meet In the hopes of a romantic entanglement Feels like another plastic bag over my head…

10-minute session: trust, mountain, truth

This is part of a series called: 10-minute thoughts because I wrote it in that amount of time. I hate policing I hate that I police myself I know a lot of other women, WOC, white women, who do the same I hate that when I’m thinking about going for an interview, I have to…

10-minute session: wouldn’t it be cool if…

This is part of a series called: 10-minute thoughts because I wrote it in that amount of time. The title was inspired by my friend and fellow remote, Caitlin’s RYx talk. Content by different survivors. A: Teacher! Teacher! Billy hit me! B: Are you sure? A: Yes! B: Did anybody see him hit you? A:…

10-minute session: I am your knee grow

This is part of a series called: 10-minute thoughts because I wrote it in that amount of time.   This is a year of self-discovery. This is a time that I’ve thought about pieces of my personality as individual scopes. An issue that has been front and center this year has been racial relations. James…

10 minute session: 10 rules

  This is part of a series called: 10-minute thoughts because I wrote it in that amount of time. 1. (Pick a covert restaurant for taking out your extracurricular girls) Do it close to your house It wasn’t close. Not even. It was more than a 25-minute drive from your house. You couldn’t abort and…

Malaysia…it’s the small things

  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia was our last Asia stop before hopped into South America. We had (arguably) the best city team we’ve had all year. Nik, Wan, and Rez were superb. They fed us and showed us some of the best parts of KL. I’m eternally grateful to them for they opened their arms and…

Same Same…but different

If you’re new to my blog, you can see how I got started here. For those of you who are up to date on my Remote Year experience, I spent the month of December in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. I split out to side trip in Thailand about halfway through the month, but returned on Christmas to finish…

Dongs, motos, and smog: Vietnam

I handled a lot of Dong in Vietnam. You cannot imagine how many ways you can insert Dong in your daily life. I should probably mention that the Vietnamese currency is Dong.  After our love affair with mostly Europe (Spain, Portugal, Bulgaria, Serbia) and the hit-it-and-quit-it tryst in Africa (Morocco), it was time to move…

Side eyeing Africanly

Within the first week of our stay in Belgrade (Serbia), Martine was ambushed by a very eager young woman for a picture. Why, you ask? Because Martine is

Sofia, you’re beautiful

It’s the end of the third week in Sofia, Bulgaria. We are past the 100-day mark as this is Month 4 of our Remote Year journey. Sofia is very different from Rabat (our destination, last month) in many ways. Although for many of my RY peeps Morocco was way too rough, I felt right at home. It…

Bucket list country: Morocco

I have wanted to come to Morocco for longer than I can remember. Although I don’t recall exactly what I wanted to do here initially, over the years I made a rough list of cities I wanted to visit. When I was accepted to Remote Year, I was supposed to