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As a writer in the cozy United States of America, I take my loud-mouth, overblown, exaggerated right to an opinion for granted. I’m not going to sit here and tell you that I knew about Charlie Hebdo before that heinous execution style murder spree on Wednesday, but as an aspiring, overbearingly opinionated writer, this attack just doesn’t sit well with me. The blatant assault on free speech is a sobering reminder that this is not a guaranteed right. It is a right we have to fight for with our words, drawings, deeds, and heck, even our Facebook statuses.
Today’s post comes from Everyday Ambassador’s Partnership Manager Meg VanDeusen. She is currently studying abroad in Amsterdam on and SIT Program titled The International Perspectives of Sexuality and Gender. They spent the past two weeks in Morocco exploring issues of Migration and Gender. When not traveling, Meg attends the University of North Carolina where she …
Today’s post come from Ariel Vardy, a gap year student experiencing the world through Global Citizen Year. He shares a story of personal connection to create cross-cultural understanding.