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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 →

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 →

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

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 →

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