I’ve been back home for a couple weeks now and I think I’m getting the hang of things. I now own a pair of pants and more than one pair of shoes, so I think I’ve gotten consumerism down. However, I haven’t fully adjusted yet. Here’s some thoughts I’ve had since being back. I only … More In a Strange Old Land
This is the farewell I should have given to my community, but instead I broke down crying and couldn’t speak. To my mommas: You are all amazing women. You took me in and cared for me like I was your sister, your child, your niece. You were there when I was sick and couldn’t fetch … More A Farewell to my Community
*set to the tune of What’d I miss? from Hamilton* Mikaela Cherry’s coming home Mikaela Cherry’s coming home Mikaela Cherry’s coming home Lord she’s been off in Mada for so long… Peace Corps Madagascar is now over, there is no more status quo But the sun comes up and the world still spins My town … More Mikaela Cherry’s Coming Home!
I know I’ve talked a bit here and there about working in rice fields and eating rice, but I’m not sure I’ve explained exactly how important rice is to Malagasy culture. In short rice is life. Most people here eat it three times a day in amounts that would cause. It’s the main crop that … More Rice is Life