Disney and Me Too

Today while I was working, I was listening to playlist on Spotify with music from some of my favorite Disney movies and one of my favorite songs came on. Kiss the Girl from my favorite Disney movie, The Little Mermaid. I was initially humming along like normal when I was struck for the first time …

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Foot Washing

This weekend (Ok, this happened in February and I never finished the post :s), I participated, with the DOOR board, in the annual Foot Washing done by First UMC in Miami. This event hosts the chronically and continually homeless for lunch, showers, foot washing and an examination by the UM Podiatry students. The goal is …

“Shithole” Countries Make Miami Great

First things first, I'm stealing my title and inspiration from this excellent Miami Herald article http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/fabiola-santiago/article194399854.html My YAV year is a little under halfway over which means I've spent about 6 months in my new city, Miami, Florida. I've worked and lived, explored and walked and eaten throughout this city. It's a beautiful, diverse and …

Back on track

My YAV got off to an unusual start. Hurricane Irma forced us evacuate about a week after we arrived. We left the day before I was supposed to interview with my job placement and forced us to abandon our discussions our house covenant and all the other program activities. I'm really thankful we had a …

Arrival in Miami

Hi Friends and Family! After a "dis"orienting week in Stoney Point, NY with all the first year YAVs, I have arrived in Miami. So far, I've meet my housemates and site director, Danny and we've been exploring the city and settling in. Today, we're getting our bus passes and learning to use the public transportation. …