Ghana Glo

A friend visited me in Ghana! And not just any friend but my BFF, one of my oldest friends – twenty years and counting – Gloria aka Glo. She is the friend who when we were kids, would not let me leave the house looking like a slob. And as the day progressed and my…

Northern Ghana Pre-Season Forum

The end of March marks the ‘hot season’ in Ghana. This is when the harmattan winds cease and humidity caused by sporadic rains makes the air even heavier and harder to deal with. Compared to 2016, this year is already proving to be different – for one, the first rain Macondo saw was only a…

Mid-service reflections and developments

These past two months I have been inconsistent with my posts. A busy time with harvest, lots of travel and saying bye to newly minted RPVCs. Not long ago I wrote an entry marking my one year in country but now I am just past the mid-service mark and still feeling reflective, further compounded, I…

A call for Boys Clubs

It is accepted that gender inequality cannot be solved without the participation from the dominant sex: men. For things to change, we should start young. Behaviors and gender roles are learned and learned young. They should also be challenged young. I am almost one year into service and I know countless volunteers, male or female,…

More than ever

Yesterday, I woke up, excited at the prospect of a female President of the United States of America. How far in the dust had she left Trump?! All too quickly my giddy emotions drained and were quickly replaced with dread and a sadness that rendered me immobile. I started crying and he had not even…

Why I voted

Today is it. Today, Americans head to the polls to decide who will be the next President of the United States of America. My Facebook posts yesterday were I guess a little too late. But maybe, maybe it reached one person who was thinking they would rather not spend their Tuesday morning standing in a…