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Check this out: Sad Reality of Women of Color in Film Industry

Ya’ll remember Mo’Nique? If you follow the awards shows, she won Best Supporting Actress in 2010 for her role in Precious. Normally winning these sorts of awards means you’ve “made it,” … Continue reading

February 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Check this out: Portland’s New Sustainable Way to Generate Electricity

I’m no engineer, but this is cool! This makes pretty good sense to me: “As water flows through the pipes, the turbines spin and power attached generators, which then feed energy back into the city’s … Continue reading

February 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Suggested Internet Reading

I know the majority of North America and Europe are already sick and tired of winter, but here in Panama, it’s summer and it’s HOT. Like, really hot. So come … Continue reading

February 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Check this out: Diversity in Film-Making Sucks

Diversity in film casts and film-making is a big deal. Movies and films shape a person more than one might realize. The fact that only 3 black women released movies … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Challenges in the Ngäbe-Buglé Comarca | Part 4: Labor/Work

*First published on the Habla Ya Spanish School blog here on December 9, 2014.* The top 5 challenges currently facing the Comarca Ngäbe-Buglé are: Physical Infrastructure Social Problems Education Labor/Work Health/Medical Assistance Today we … Continue reading

February 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Check this out: Women Doing ‘Office Housework’

Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant bring up a great point in this article (linked below). Women take on way more “office housework” than men and that leads to burnout and … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

TED Talk: Sunitha Krishnan

Sunitha Krishnan’s strength will blow you away. I am so inspired by strong women who rise from the depths to go on to help others. Sunitha’s personal story is incredible, … Continue reading

February 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Challenges in the Ngäbe-Buglé Comarca | Part 3: Education

*First published on the Habla Ya Spanish School blog here on October 7, 2014.* The top 5 challenges currently facing the Comarca Ngäbe-Buglé are: Physical Infrastructure Social Problems Education Labor/Work Health/Medical Assistance Today we … Continue reading

February 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Check this out: The Price of Modernization in Panama

This is a topic that hits home for me personally, although issues like this are happening all around the globe and we simply never hear about them. What a struggle … Continue reading

February 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

TED Talk: Ernesto Sirolli

OBSESSED with Ernesto Sirolli of the Sirolli Institute, a sustainable development non-profit. Not only is he Italian (love Italian men), but he is so so smart and wise when it … Continue reading

February 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Challenges in the Ngäbe-Buglé Comarca | Part 2: Social Problems

*First published on the Habla Ya Spanish School blog here on June 4, 2014.* The top 5 problems currently facing the Comarca Ngäbe-Buglé are: Physical Infrastructure Social Problems Education Labor/Work Health/Medical Assistance … Continue reading

February 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Suggested Internet Reading

Ya’ll. I can’t believe it’s been a month and a half since I last posted. Wow, sorry! I was in the States on vacation for a month and am just … Continue reading

December 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Suggested Internet Reading (Old Edition)

I’m pulling up some old articles today. When my computer died months ago, I thought I lost all of my saved articles (saved in my Safari bookmarks). Well lo and … Continue reading

December 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Check this out: “Can Climate Change Cure Capitalism?” Book by Naomi Klein

This would be an interesting read, but maybe a bit of a waste of time? Ok, I’m pessimistic about “reversing” climate change. As Naomi Klein writes in her book, we … Continue reading

December 13, 2014 · Leave a comment
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