Using Workaway to Teach English in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Using Workaway to Teach English in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

I spent the month of January teaching English in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), Vietnam. The decision to go to Vietnam wasn't a spectacular revelation, nor was it a trip I planned on taking. Thailand's bordering countries are Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar. Laos is a bit too untouched for me, Cambodia is a bit too [...]

Now Everything Begins

This is the first time in 17 years that the month of August is not filled with anticipation for a new academic year. It's the first time I am not purchasing new pencils, new folders or new binders. It's the first time I did not anxiously wait to receive my class schedule. It's the first [...]

The 13TH Amendment

The 13TH Amendment

I want to start by saying that 13TH by Ava Duvernay is an amazing documentary, but I mean, when it comes to Duvernay, the woman behind Selma, we don't really expect anything less. The documentary starts out by explaining the 13th Amendment, which was the amendment that formally abolished slavery, but there was a loophole. The loophole [...]

Discovering Your Worth

A lot of people would consider me confident. I am confident, but sometimes I feel small, weak and inferior. Often, when I ask for things from the people I love the most I feel the worst. I feel like a burden, I feel scared and I feel straight up undeserving. I used to blame these feelings on [...]

Where Do I Go From Here?

****Disclaimer: some people's feelings may get hurt**** I've recently felt very alone. I have plenty of friends and my life is truly fabulous, but I come from a place where many of my very best friends are white. With all the insane #BLM things happening and police brutality, I'm not really able to explain to [...]


Yesterday we found out that #AltonSterling was murdered by white police. So, today when I woke up late, I decided not to rush to work. Because I knew that if I rushed, I would speed, and speeding could lead to potentially getting pulled over by the cops, and then I could possibly die. So, I [...]