Category: Peace Corps

A unicorn birthday party

You might know that last year for my 30th birthday, I celebrated 4 times: once with my community class, once with my classes at school, once with my rugby friends, and once with my manfriend & Peace Corps friends. Only one of those was organized by me, and it was a far cry from typical […]

So, how is Colombia?

I fear that when my friends and family asked me, “So how is Colombia?!?!” I answered negatively. To all of you, I  want to remind you of several things: WTF is that question? That is a very generic question and basically results me in just looking back at you like As a Peace Corps Volunteer […]

An Eco-Tour on the Caribbean Coast of Colombia

As Peace Corps Volunteers, the development that we strive to do is community-based. It’s all about working with the community to identify their priorities, identify their assets, and use the assets to work on their priorities. This totally isn’t a Peace Corps term, but it’s essentially about using different analysis tools to answer the 5 […]

If you give a kid a camera…

I made a lame attempt at rewriting the classic children’s story If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, but that didn’t work out. The anti-welfare think piece just couldn’t marry up with my story about using publicly-funded goods and services from the US to create a unique opportunity for at-risk youths in Colombia to interact with cameras […]

Hope for the hopeless

This post is part of Blogging Abroad’s 2017 New Years Blog Challenge, week four: Change and Hope. I have been feeling pretty hopeless and helpless lately (like so many of you). Fortunately, I am here in Colombia, living my long-time dream of being a Peace Corps Volunteer. It was a dream that I had because […]

Why this blog exists

This post is part of Blogging Abroad’s 2017 New Years Blog Challenge, week two: The Danger of a Single Story1.  When I was breaking the news to friends, family, and co-workers in the United States that I was going to be a Peace Corps Volunteer in Colombia, the joke was always, “Are you going to […]

A year in Colombia

A year ago today I arrived in Colombia to begin my journey with Peace Corps.  Correction: a year ago today I left Wisconsin to get to Miami; what follows is just as true! I was calmer than I had expected to be, only nervous about what my host family would be like. I sweat a […]

You, too, can have global citizenship

This post is part of Blogging Abroad’s 2017 New Years Blog Challenge. Week one: Global Citizenship. Some Christmas after I moved back from studying abroad in Spain, my parents gifted me a lovely print with the Mary Anne Radmacher quote, “I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the earth.” […]

Mountain View

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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