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Kelly Van der Heide – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern

Well, here we are. We have come to the part where I am home, and people are asking me questions on how it was. It is difficult, impossible really, to find an appropriate response to “how was your trip/time away?”… Continue Reading →

Kelly Van der Heide – Blog 4: How its going

It’s officially October and I am celebrating by writing this cozily in a coffee shop (Luckin not Starbucks! haha). I should go sit in a coffee shop when I need to do work on my laptop more often, I feel… Continue Reading →

Kelly Van der Heide – Blog 3: Halfway there

I am in disbelief that it is nearly September already and that my time in Bangkok is rapidly coming to an end. I won’t lie. I’m excited to go home, but that doesn’t mean I am not still enjoying my… Continue Reading →

Jennifer Janssen – Blog 6: Dear future Intern

It is truly a blessing the journey you are about to start! Wherever you may go in the world, stepping outside of your comfort zone, and what you are familiar with is always both exhilarating and nerve racking. That is… Continue Reading →

Jennifer Janssen – Blog 5: A home

Towards the end of my internship in Thailand, I started to reflect more and more about what this whole experience means to me. And it all came down to feeling at home – I wanted to explore what home means… Continue Reading →

Charlotte Clar – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern

“Six months will fly by!” everyone seemed to be telling me when I disclosed how long I would be moving to Bangkok, Thailand for.  Yeah, yeah, sure it will, I thought. I’ve got six whole months. I can take Thai… 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 →

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 →

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