Time flies!

Hey everyone — the days are passing so quickly! I can’t believe we’re already halfway through the first week of Session 2. Today we discussed a couple of short articles. The first one introduced Edward Said’s concept of “Orientalism,” a

Time flies!

Hey everyone — the days are passing so quickly! I can’t believe we’re already halfway through the first week of Session 2. Today we discussed a couple of short articles. The first one introduced Edward Said’s concept of “Orientalism,” a

the truth & beauty of diversity

Hi everyone! Today for our discussion portion of the day we read “How to date a brown girl (black girl, white girl, or halfie)” by Junot Diaz. The girls agreed that it was a story that managed to be both

the truth & beauty of diversity

Hi everyone! Today for our discussion portion of the day we read “How to date a brown girl (black girl, white girl, or halfie)” by Junot Diaz. The girls agreed that it was a story that managed to be both

Time for round two!

Hey there! My head has finally stopped spinning from Session 1. What an experience it was! We met so many amazing people, both within the Somali community and outside of it, and had a blast writing, making art, laughing together,

Time for round two!

Hey there! My head has finally stopped spinning from Session 1. What an experience it was! We met so many amazing people, both within the Somali community and outside of it, and had a blast writing, making art, laughing together,

Making art & friends

The first day of Session One was focused on getting to know each other and expressing ourselves creatively. After introducing ourselves and playing some ice-breaker games, we spent an hour and a half decorating cups (to be used every day

Making art & friends

The first day of Session One was focused on getting to know each other and expressing ourselves creatively. After introducing ourselves and playing some ice-breaker games, we spent an hour and a half decorating cups (to be used every day

Next up… PHS!

Today we — Hannah, Nimo, and Hani — headed to Portland High School for the second day in a row. We’ve gotten in touch with some great girls here, and continue to expand beyond the borders of the Somali community

Next up… PHS!

Today we — Hannah, Nimo, and Hani — headed to Portland High School for the second day in a row. We’ve gotten in touch with some great girls here, and continue to expand beyond the borders of the Somali community

A visit to Deering

Today Hannah, Nimo (far left), and Hani (second from left) visited Deering High School to talk to high school girls about getting involved with YES. A a girl from Senegal and a girl from Sudan asked if they could join,

A visit to Deering

Today Hannah, Nimo (far left), and Hani (second from left) visited Deering High School to talk to high school girls about getting involved with YES. A a girl from Senegal and a girl from Sudan asked if they could join,