Doesn’t this salmon and avocado bowl look amazing? It’s from Kuma in Tofino. I discovered them this summer – they do Japanese comfort food and I think we’re a bit in love.
This week I’m back at university after a lovely and productive 25 day break. My big news this week is that I signed a contract with Photographers Without Borders to shoot with their NGO in Bosnia and Hercegovina this spring! (!!!) I’ll be based in the capital city of Sarajevo.
Please give me all your recommendations! Tea houses, book shops, hikes, streets, books recommendations re: the Bosnian War, anything. I want to get to know this city.
Unfortunately Duolingo doesn’t offer Bosnian, but I found some learning materials online. Any other Bosnian/Serbo-Croation language learning recommendations would be much appreciated!
Working as a photojournalist for an NGO (non-governmental organization) has been one of my dreams for a long time. Photographers Without Borders is a Canadian non-profit with a huge vision to improve visual communication between people worldwide. I could not be happier to be working with them. Even during my Skype interviews and email correspondence with them I kept thinking, “I really like these people. I hope they pick me.”
Here’s a brief description of the NGO I’ll be working with:
This NGO works to build relationships between adults who grew up with the aftermath of war. The heart of this NGO’s work is conflict resolution and communal reconciliation between separated people groups. This project would include covering several of this NGO’s efforts including their Photo-Voice Project; which is aimed to empower young adults in Bosnia and Herzegovina by providing them with cameras and thus, a medium to voice and document their daily lives and communities.
In the coming months I’ll be fundraising money and selling photos to contribute to the Sarajevo project. Stick around, because there’s going to be lots of interesting news about that.
In the meantime, here are your Sunday Sundries:
- Emma Watson has a feminist book club and they’re reading Gloria Steinem.
- That time Princess Leia went to the beach with an Ewok and Darth Vader held the boom box.
- One of my favourite slovenly habits has become an artisan trend – finally!
- What would you do with 10,000 characters on Twitter?
- January 5 was Hayao Miyazaki’s 75th birthday and I can’t get enough Ghibli.
- You can finally find out where your cat goes when you’re not looking.
- Find out why Harrison Ford told David Blaine to ‘get the fuck out of my house’.
- This beautiful New York Times piece about brain surgery.
- 75 years of science says our relationships are the best indicators of our health.
- The documentary Amy (2015) about Amy Winehouse. Whether or not it’s the whole truth, it sure is sad.
- Cheer up though, within our lifetime we may have lady astronauts on Mars.
- But if you can’t get to space you can still tour Canada’s national parks in 2017 for free.
- Don’t let your killer taste kill your ambition. Ira Glass, of course.
- Virginia Woolf’s 1929 essay, ‘A Room of One’s Own’ is a pragmatic discussion about how women need economic authority and space to write in. Therefore, historically, making them unlikely to get it.
- In Sakai, Japan, shokunin practice the ancient Japanese art of knife making.
- Imagine having the worst day of your life, over and over again.
- Radio for the lonely, lost and heartsick.
That’s all the sundries for today. Thanks for sticking around!