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Isabel Simons – Blog 4: On Locality

Lately I’ve been reflecting a lot about how I relate to Dokhita village, and about Taiye Selasi’s TED Talk, “Don’t ask me where I’m from, ask where I’m a local”. As someone with a healthy antipathy towards the state and… Continue Reading →

Jennifer Janssen – Blog 4: Reflecting with gratitude

It’s officially half way through the internship, and I’m already starting to feel very sad to leave Thailand. I’m starting to feel what was mentioned in our orientation before the placement started— time is going to go by so fast… Continue Reading →

Isabel Simons – Blog 3: KSDC – People and Place

Coming back from a visa run in Hanoi, I slow my bike down and inhale deeply to take in the refreshing, smog-less air. The teak trees are flowering, weaving golden-brown ridges across the mountains. In the last few months, Mae… Continue Reading →

Jennifer Janssen – Blog 3: Women Workers Forum

The Women Workers Forum (WWF) was a collaboration between various organizations involved with the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW). The purpose of the forum was to support women workers in their self-directed learning efforts, to strengthen their political education,… Continue Reading →

Charlotte Clar – Blog 2: All in a Day’s Work

Greetings from Bangkok! This month I had the real honour of being involved with the Women Workers Forum. This was a new idea developed by GAATW back in August 2021. The secretariat wanted to bring groups of women workers together… Continue Reading →

Jennifer Janssen – Blog 2: first films in Bangkok

I feel like photography with film has become very trendy now and I had always wanted to try it as it has a very aesthetic and dreamy look to it that I’m very fond of, so when my intern partner… Continue Reading →

Isabel Simons – Blog 2: Adjusting with Intention

Six weeks ago, I stepped off the plane at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport. Six hours later, after a much-needed shower and nap, I woke to the thundering of a monsoon. The metal roof of my my storage-container-turned-hostel-room amplified the torrent to… Continue Reading →

Isabel Simons – Blog 1: Introduction

Hi! I’m Isabel, a 2022 CAPI intern, and soon I’ll be heading to the Karenni Social Development Centre in rural Thailand. Here you can listen to my colleague Rowan interview me on my thoughts about this coming opportunity.

Jennifer Janssen – Blog 1: Introduction

Meet 2022 CAPI intern Jennifer Janssen, interviewed by fellow intern Elly Thompson

Charlotte Clar – Blog 1: Introduction

Meet 2022 CAPI intern Charlotte Char, interviewed by fellow intern Haley Ham

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