Tag Archives: social justice

Nebraska – Days 1-2.5: Street Harassment is a Thing…Check Yourself

I’m not going to lie, I really did not do a whole lot in Nebraska. When I was in college I went to the Omaha Zoo and I brought animal crackers and posed them next to their live counterparts. No trip to the Omaha Zoo could top that one so I decided not to go again, even though it’s a pretty… Read more »

Tennessee – Days 1-5: From Hiking and Wandering to Donating Blood and Making Music

My Tennessee adventure started in Chattanooga, a place I’d maybe vaguely heard of but never really knew anything about. Turns out Chattanooga is pretty sweet. It’s a lovely little city nestled in the mountains and its very quaint. Unfortunately my first day was kind of a bust because I either slept funny, pulled a muscle exercising, or all the driving… Read more »

Alabama – Days 1-4: From Selma to Montgomery and Birmingham to Huntsville

My first full day in Alabama I went to Selma and Montgomery. Earlier when I was planning out my route and making Couchsurfing requests, I had somehow forgotten that both of these historic places were in Alabama. Yikes. Thankfully, I had scheduled two days in Mobile, and since I’ve been there before, I figured it’d be fine if it got… Read more »

Georgia – Days 5-6: Atlanta, Martin Luther King Jr., and Fighting for Social Justice*

*This post contains some sensitive material and violent imagery and parental discretion is advised for children. My first night in Atlanta started with two Harry Potter movies and pizza. Need I say more? The following morning I headed to Julianna’s Coffee and Crepes which Becca had recommended the night before. Such a good decision. My Nutella and strawberry crepe totally hit the spot…. Read more »

South Carolina – Day 4: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

I spent my last day in South Carolina at the Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. I almost didn’t go because it made me uncomfortable that the plantation is still owned and operated by the same family who had slaves before the Civil War. It felt wrong to contribute to an enterprise founded on slavery. In the end I reasoned that the educational benefits might outweigh… Read more »

Connecticut – Day 3.5: Standing up for Racial Justice

So, on my third evening in Connecticut I Couchsurfed with Alex. Alex is a first year law student at Yale University. Originally we were supposed to have dinner with some of his friends and then go out for a drink. Unfortunately, his friends bailed last minute. Instead Alex decided to go to an event on campus and he invited me to… Read more »