Stories from the field

Author Kaylin Arason

Hello! Nice to meet you! My name is Kaylin and I am pursuing a double major in gender studies and political science. I will be interning with the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW) in Bangkok, an organization dedicated to the rights of migrant labourers all around the world. Wee! This blog is a snapshot of my journey, as well as a collection of highlights and reflections on my experiences. Thank you for reading!

Kaylin Arason – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern, It’s All About Gratitude

Dear future intern, Wowza. The past few weeks have been full of cold feet (literally), adjusting and re-adjusting, and reflecting on new and old understandings of home, time, the meaning of place, and embodiment.  Being back in Victoria feels like… Continue Reading →

Kaylin Arason – Blog 4: The Burden/Beauty of Time and Learning to Come Home to Myself

I am currently sitting in the comfort of my little apartment, munching on a very large piece of plain cooked squash that I purchased from a nearby street vendor. My heart is heavy writing this, knowing that it’s the last… Continue Reading →

Kaylin Arason – Blog 3: Finding Strength in Solitude, Relationships, Love, and Community

Hello people, It’s almost been four months! Wowza. My days are now steeped in routine: waking up to the sounds of the security guards at my building blowing their whistles, hearing the motorcycles passing by; sitting in my office and… Continue Reading →

Kaylin Arason – Blog 2: Adapting to Find Comfort in the Discomfort

On May 6th, I was sitting in my Mother’s living room watching the Bangkok episode of Netflix’s “Street Food” and drooling over all the nomz that would soon grace my tastebuds. With a month full of exams, vaccinations, and packing… Continue Reading →

Kaylin Arason – Blog 1: Nice to meet you!

Hello, and welcome to my first post. Yay! It’s less than two weeks until I embark on my journey to Bangkok, and I am feeling a lot of feels. So far I have only cried once and I consider that… Continue Reading →

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