Initially, this blog was created in order to keep in touch with classmates during a brief independent art retreat focused on exploring definitions of home and place while in Southern New Mexico. Working alone in the desert, I used this resource to post images of the fabric pieces I was working on and thoughts I had about my research.
More recently, I decided to dedicate this space to writings about my travels to different timezones. In 2011, my grandmother and I traveled to Manow, Tanzania to teach an intensive, preparatory English program. In weekly posts I documented my struggles as a new teacher as well as my relationships with the surrounding community. Since these two early projects, I have used this space to share and reflect on different travels, whether they are international or just around the corner. In the fall of 2014 I started graduate school at the University at Buffalo, studying cultural heritage and archaeology within the Department of Anthropology. This blog has been on hold while I focus on my studies.