I’m an outsider to the visual arts world. When given a pencil, my drawing is limited to stick figures. Some crayons and a coloring book result in a well-intended but failed scribble. A hunk of clay is reduced to a limited pinch pot. It’s not just my poor artistic abilities, I have to admit to … Continue reading An Ode to the Clay Community
Walking into the small room plastered with children's’ artwork and school assignments proudly on display, I realized that it was only months ago that I had last stood in the same spot. Just a few months. Yet so much had changed. I, the volunteer who once knew little more than the Arabic alphabet, could now … Continue reading Tutoring Refugee Kids with iACT!
**Caution: This post is intended for linguistics nerds.** 😁 As we walked into the famous Atlanta pizzeria, “Antico Pizza”, a bright green sign on the door caught my eye. “APERTO”, the poster proclaimed, the Italian word bold on the solid background. It was our last day in Atlanta, and we were about to head home … Continue reading A Slice of Pizza and a Linguistic Query
These past months, after returning from Jordan, I have been avidly following a lot of the NSLI-Y year program blogs, especially of the students who are studying Hindi and spending the year in Indore, a city in Central India. Reading their experiences has really made me think, and I have realized that I am getting … Continue reading Different Faiths through Different Lenses