This is my last stop in the United States! My next stop will finally be at the ship!
One week to go before we fly to American Samoa! It’s time for a reflection of life in Woods Hole, including some of my favorite parts.
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I just under two weeks, I will begin a sailing expedition across a large section of the South Pacific. For the next couple months, this blog will follow my cruise track and personal reflections whenever I get a chance to pull into port.
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I initially didn’t put much thought into my summer job– I just wanted some extra spending money and a something other than “babysitter” to put on my resumé. However, it became an important lesson on wealth, privilege, and gratitude.
I had only a dim idea of what I was getting into when I started my first college art class. Little did I know it would forever change the way I view the human body.
We live in a culture where it is assumed far too often that our most innocuous actions have a sexual motive. This mindset is both a cause of and is exasperated by dress codes that target young women. For a society that supposedly values self-expression so much, it’s about time to understand what that means.
As a bisexual woman and feminist at an all-women’s college, labels and political correctness have been a big point of discussion amongst my peers and myself. Lately I’ve spent a lot of time considering the true meaning of political correctness, and wondering where the line is drawn between expressing opinions, and things that are simply offensive.