Very real stuff..

Power of a Portrait

Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” – Maya Angelou

I love this quote by Maya Angelou. Last spring I decided to take a semester off from college to go live in Lesotho for two months with my uncle and aunt. During my long flight across the Atlantic Ocean, I tried to mentally prepare myself for my experience– I wanted to approach my trip free of any previous stereotypes I had of Africa. My biggest wish for my experience was to be able to get to know the people there simply as other human beings, not  someone who is “less privileged” than me or needs my “help”.

What I found to be the tool that allowed me to connect with the Basotho…

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About edwardgangi

Teacher at Kennedy Jr. High School. Proud parent of Zoe and Alicia. I enjoy fishing, skiing, and sailing. I also tutor GRE and SAT prep classes. I reside in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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