Shifting Boundaries in Rural Ghana: A Study Abroad Story

We drove to the village in what can only be described as a party bus. The flashing, multicolored lights and sound system that felt funny and gauche as we left Accra felt like callous opulence in Hehekpoe. Most people in the village didn’t have electricity, and none had running water. The dissonance of our arrival […]

Eating Rice with a Fork

I love to tell people that I am Japanese. I get to do that a lot because people have an awful time figuring out my ethnicity on their own. I tell people that I’m half Japanese, half white, never the other way around. My dad is full Japanese and my mom is Welsh, French, Scotch-Irish, […]