Month: March 2016

Women Wednesday: Potential women’s professional soccer league in Colombia

Nataly Castro, defender, and Gianina Castro, forward. Photo from El Heraldo online When I recently read a news article about women’s soccer in Barranquilla, my excitement over seeing the article about the potential creation of a women’s soccer league in Colombia quickly changed to disappointment because the writer’s language was completely disempowering. The opening paragraph […]

Do you even lift, bra?

Back home, I liked to go to the gym or to yoga classes, but was never very good at consistently doing it because I either a) had so much going on between work/hosting trivia/teaching my ESL class/trying to have a social life or b) just wanted to go for a bike ride with Marty.  Here, […]

Women Wednesday: unwanted attention

Image from Stop Telling Women To Smile, a street art movement combating street harssment by highlighting that women’s bodies are not public property, and that women do not owe men their time.  One of the big challenges that female volunteers in Colombia face is unwanted attention.  Colombian men love to try to woo women by throwing piropos, catcalls, […]

I read a book! (Second Edition)

Okay, so perhaps this one is cheating a little bit…but it did take me several weeks to read it!  I just finished reading Harry Potter y la cámara secreta – the Spanish translation of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.  This was a great book to read in Spanish because I knew what was happening regardless […]

Eight hours in Cartagena

I had a lot on my plate in the months leading up to my departure for Peace Corps.  While I slowly dropped a lot of my commitments (actually, I kind of dropped them pretty rapidly), I was busy spending quality time with the people I love and not spending quality time researching Colombia.  But if […]

Women Wednesday: #LetGirlsLearn

Image from Let Girls Learn Learning is literally my favorite activity.  I love learning how things work and why they work.  I love learning how people work and why they work.  I have loved to learn since I was young; when I was a child, my face was always glued to a book, soaking up as many […]

Coastal mornings

Our training coordinator Oscar once told my training group that he wakes up at 4:30 every morning to go for a walk.  He told us how meditative that time of day is, when the city is still quiet and dark.  We all laughed when he said he likes to explore the city, rather than go […]

Women lifting up women

Real quick while I’m getting kicked out of the library.  Here are some awesome things about cool ass women who lift up other women: Lenny Letter Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TED Talk:   Happy International Women’s Day!   IF YOU LIKED THIS POST, SUBSCRIBE TO GET E-MAIL NOTIFICATION FOR WHEN MY BLOG IS […]

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A little about me!

Hey! I'm Brianna Hope, a born & bred midwesterner embarking on an adventure as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Colombia. I am clumsy, I spill a lot, and I share most of my interests with 6 year-olds.

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