• TEDx “We Are the World – Identifying Identity” Event

    TEDx “We Are the World – Identifying Identity” Event

    On the 2nd of March 2019, I will be travelling down to Marrakech from Rabat to attend the TEDx “We Are the World – Identifying Identity” event. As I am interning in Morocco and am in touch with women coming from a panoply of cultures, I thought this would be a great conference to attend. There will be amazing speakers, such as the Swedish Ambassador Niklas Kebbon, Zoreh Tabatabai who was employed at the UN Headquarters, and Dr Florian Langenscheidt, a dedicated environmental activist.   I have been attending conferences since 2017 to begin networking and to meet various academics and speakers that work and are interested in the same fields as I am. For the other young people out there: look out for conferences near you to begin networking! Conferences are amazing platforms to put your name out there likewise to learn about interesting topics.   Keep posted for a post that outlines how to network successfully!

  • I'm back in Morocco!

    I’m back in Morocco!

    The first time I came to Morocco, I was shocked to see something drastically different from anything I had ever seen before. From living with a host family for the first time to encountering women that had had very poor access to education, it was a reality check– I am very privileged. I realised, for the first time in my life, that some of the problems I saw as humongous in my life are really quite trivial in comparison to those faced by the women I taught every day. I was nervous and worried to walk through Rabat because of the incessant street harassment and didn’t know how to deal with it.   Coming back to Rabat in 2019, now being 20 years old and having seen quite a bit more of the world, I see this city from a whole new perspective. I was happy to see my host family again and found ways to feel more comfortable on…

  • Where should I stay?

    Where should I stay?

    Are you about to embark on a volunteering experience? Do you have the option of living with a host family or finding yourself a room or apartment to share? Making this decision may be challenging, especially if you do not have any experience in that field. Keep on reading to find out how to make your choice, and what the pros and cons of each are. First, your accommodation, as I wrote about it in this post, is very important. In fact, it may determine whether you love or hate your experience! Depending on where you are going, you may have more or fewer choices ahead of you.   Staying with a host family   When I first arrived in Rabat (Morocco), there was something very comforting about knowing that someone was on the other side of the gate waiting for me to arrive, and someone that would bring me to my accommodation. Also, it was great to arrive at…