I Will Remember… A Reflection of My Year at Education and Hope

I remember my first day at Education and Hope. No Spanish. Lots of names and new faces. Lorena presenting me to every señora, to each administrator and to all of the classes. Every child presenting themselves by their first, middle, second middle and last names. At this point my Spanish was limited, and by limited…Read more I Will Remember… A Reflection of My Year at Education and Hope

Call Me Bitch (bɪtʃ)

¿Cuál es tu nombre? Mi nombre es Paige. Bitch. I grin a bit, holding back a huge chuckle. Curled fingertips gentle cover the center of my mouth. Masking pursed lips. Exposed corners signal my joy. Big cheeks push my skin up wrinkling my nose and forehead. Part of me feel like I should be a…Read more Call Me Bitch (bɪtʃ)

The Banana Republic- History Lessons and My Initial Interest in Guatemala

The Banana Republic. I saw these three words displayed on Mr. Johanson’s black board. With standardized testing over he was now free to teach the history he felt was important. The Banana Republic is a set of small countries in Latin America that rely/relied economically on the support of the fruit export industry. This definition…Read more The Banana Republic- History Lessons and My Initial Interest in Guatemala