Friday, August 23, 2019

"Is the Peace Corps truly accomplishing what it promotes itself to be?"

Many people both within and outside of the Peace Corps network have mixed feelings on the effectiveness of volunteers and the goals of the organization. For two years, I've had many conversations, a...

Thursday, August 8, 2019

"Home" has become an elusive concept for me.

For the first seventeen years of my life, Home was the 3rd floor apartment in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, followed by the 1950s-style single-family home in Queens Village. It was brick and mortar; 3-bedrooms, 2-stories, a garage,...

Friday, July 19, 2019

TL;DR: It's Hot Girl Summer.

I have wanted to talk about my dating life in Ecuador since I began on this — lets call it introspective — journey. I know I discuss singleness a lot with friends and family because I am in the Peace Corps at an interesting age (Thrilling Th...

Friday, April 12, 2019

In the pouring rain on the first Friday of May, 2017, my parents and I made our way to New York University's Wasserman Center. I had been here before; I spent the Summer of 2011 working as a camp counselor for a High School program at NYU and we ate all our meals in th...

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

I have loved and lost many times — eros, philia, agape, YOU NAME IT *Shirley Caesar voice*.

I’ve mourned my losses, licked my wounds, and retreated for cover in different ways each time. I thought I’d picked myself up, dusted myself off, ready to try again. But what I h...

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© 2019 by Arielle M. Benjamin

Matthew 5:16

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