Lately the patriarchy has seemed even more inescapable than ever. It’s not just the catcalls, rigid gender norms in my community, the sexualization of young girls here, there’s also the near daily unveiling of a new Harvey Weinstein, ridiculous comments … Continue reading Patriarchy Overload: Ways to unwind as a feminist when the machista world gets you down
To many volunteers two years can simultaneously feel like an unimaginably long time and an overwhelmingly short time but for many of us it is certain that we will leave the Peace Corps and return to the United States, some … Continue reading The Change You Wish to See
I’m near the close of my service and there are many conversations that I keep having throughout the two years here. In regards to gender, and what the people are really referring to is biological sex, there is the constant … Continue reading Intersectionality in Gender Development
“It must be so hard; I can only imagine,” said often by many of my comforting volunteer friends, and while I completely appreciate their sentiments and feelings, the truth of the matter is sometimes it is but that’s only sometimes. … Continue reading A Gay Man in Nicaragua
This is a guest post by Coco Lim, a GLOW 2017 Counselor Campamento GLOW (Girls Leading Our World) is a week long camp for girls ages … Continue reading Camp GLOW 2017: ¿QUIÉN ERES? ¡SOY YO!
Last week, I walked to the Women’s Collective of Matagalpa, which I’ve been to multiple times for their spontaneous theater shows. The collective has a theater program, health and education outreach, and a radio station. April is Sexual Assault Awareness … Continue reading That Time We Spoke About Street Harassment on the Nicaraguan Radio
I facilitated Gender and Sexuality workshops with Ethan, one of the three male counselors. During this workshop, we explained LGBTQ identity to 53 Nicaraguan girls attending Camp GLOW (Girls Leading Our World). I’m the coordinator of STAR (Sexuality Training Awareness and Response), a volunteer LGBTQ … Continue reading Camp GLOW 2016: Learning about LGBTQ Identity