Stories from the field

Author Rachel Barr

Hello!! My name is Rachel Barr. I have a degree in Gender studies and Religious studies! I will be starting my Masters in Counselling in September. I feel very lucky to have been given the opportunity by CAPI and the Queen Elizabeth scholarship to be an intern with an Indian organization called PRIA. I am living in Delhi and doing field work in the Haryana region. I have been working with the gender team around sexual and reproductive rights and education. Hope you enjoy my blog and please let me know if you have any questions or comments, I would love to start a conversation!!

Rachel Barr – Blog 6: To all the future interns out there!!!

Dear future intern, When you first tell people that you are beginning a journey and heading off to India on a CAPI internship, there will be an eclectic mixture of responses. It will go something like this, “wow what a… Continue Reading →

Rachel Barr – Blog 5: Lessons in Family.

I can’t leave India without writing about family. I am not just talking about nuclear family but aunties, uncles, cousins, and those people that I never fully figured out how they were related. One of my coworkers early on starting… Continue Reading →

Rachel Barr – Blog 4: Menstruation, Periods, Mahina Aana, That time of month, Bleeding, Maasik Dharm

Menstruation, Periods, Mahina Aana, That time of month, Bleeding, Maasik Dharm A biological phenomenon which almost half the world’s population undergoes. Yet a word most don’t talk about in public and carries great shame for many. The number one selling… Continue Reading →

Rachel Barr – Blog 3: Disconnection and Resiliency

What you will see missing from this blog post, is data and statistics because the biggest lesson I learned while working and living up in Sonipat and Panipat was that those figures tell ten percent of the narrative. To do… Continue Reading →

Rachel Barr – Blog 2: Sweet Water Day

Hey all!! I am Rachel Barr, currently on a internship in India with CAPI. Recently I was lucky to be invited to a celebration called sweet water day. In my podcast, I have an informal discussion about positionality with two… Continue Reading →

Rachel Barr – Podcast 1: Introducing Myself!

Hello!! Warmest welcome to my blog/podcast. My name is Rachel Barr, I completed my Gender Studies degree in 2014 and now am on the road to pursing a Masters in Counselling. I have always been curious about the world around me and… Continue Reading →

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