Category Archives: IYIP 2015-2016

Tourism in the Dominican Republic

My experience in the Dominican Republic has been largely based in Santo Domingo. I live and work in the zona colonial where the history and beauty play host to the many tourists who make it to this part of the … Continue reading

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Advocacy in all shapes and sizes

In April, I had the opportunity to sit in on a training on Advocating for Improved and Non-Discriminatory Services for LGBT People. One of the facilitators spoke of the different levels and stages of advocacy, these being from: 1 Inform … Continue reading

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From the City to the Country

For two months I was living and working in Khon Kaen. It’s not as big and bustling as Bangkok, but it’s still considered an up-and-coming city. I’m quite the city boy, so I did have some reservations about living in … Continue reading

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From Kampala to Kibera!

I was recently lucky enough to be sent to Nairobi for a week to work with Kijiji Cha Upendo, a community-based organization (and partner to the CAP Network) that is located in Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya. This was a particularly exciting task … Continue reading

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“We are all worthy of love”

May 17th marked the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia and to commemorate it, the Jamaica Forum of Lesbians, All-Sexuals and Gays (J-FLAG) hosted the Larry Chang Human Rights Symposium in Kingston, Jamaica. The theme “Celebrating a Community of … Continue reading

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Marijuana Culture: An International Game of Broken Telephone

You know the game we played as kids? The girl with braided pigtails and awkward buck teeth gawkily whispers a message into her crush’s ear, who passes it down the spit-fueled line to the poor kid at end who has … Continue reading

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Maternal, newborn health and finding rhythm in Hanoi

I can’t believe I’m approaching the 3-month mark of my 6-month stay in this big, bustling city! I’m finally feeling like I’ve gotten into a good rhythm. When I first arrived, my senses were immediately overwhelmed by a chaotic mix … Continue reading

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The Disservice of Not Providing Youth with Sexual Health Services

Currently, in Jamaica, those 16 years of age and under are unable to access sexual and reproductive health services (unless parental consent is provided). These services can include help and advice about matters such as contraception, pregnancy, sexual assault, and … Continue reading

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Soy Dominicana

Santo Domingo is only getting hotter, and the carro publicos can’t seem to take it because they are breaking down much more frequently. The tourism project is rolling, i’m teaching english to LGBT youth on the side and have even … Continue reading

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Emotions, Elephants and Exceptional Cooking Skills

I have changed so much since I first came to Uganda three years ago and have experienced so many amazing things but I won’t lie, living here is hard.  I know that my ability to Instagram happy photos is on … Continue reading

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