Funny Moments 6

If you’re feeling this way on Monday… … I have some stories from Lesotho to make you laugh.  When I eat lunch with my coworkers, I spend a lot of time zoned out while they chatter in Sesotho that’s too fast for me to follow. Recently I was in my own little world during one … More Funny Moments 6

Hoetla

It’s autumn (hoetla), a new school year is underway, and lots is going on in Lesotho! I’m in a good mood thanks to peaches and perfect weather. Here’s an update on what’s been happening in my village lately: Moshoeshoe Day March 11 commemorates Moshoeshoe, the founder of the Basotho nation. Every year, primary schools around … More Hoetla

Integration

I’m fast approaching my 1.5 year mark here in Lesotho, and lately it feels like I’m fitting into my community in new ways. This doesn’t mean I’m not still confused or out of place every damn day… because I am. But even little things feel good, and I want to celebrate them!  Here are some … More Integration

Stigma

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what makes HIV prevention so difficult in this part of the world. After all, we know how to avoid contracting HIV – abstain from sex or use condoms consistently, and you’re at a very low risk. Of course, the challenge is complex. There isn’t a single reason why … More Stigma