Posts By: Kimani Isaac

Language is Water

I’ve found the adolescence I always wanted in my adulthood. Growing up, the idea of going wherever I want, whenever I want, with my friends has finally come true. In my adulthood I’ve found a community thicker than the thieves who stole my childhood, who bullied it out from under me. This trip to Morocco… Read more »

My Feet Hurt: I Think I Walked All of Rabat Today

I meant to post this yesterday, but I got so tired that I ended up falling asleep. So here it is, a day late. I had my first day of classes yesterday! The morning was stressful because we had to coordinate getting me to the building where I’ll be taking  classes. We called the coordinator,… Read more »

The Beach!

Yesterday we had a small snafu when starting the day’s programming. A Lankey rep was supposed to come pick me up but they had a personal emergency so I ended up taking the tram with my host sister to the Addictest center. Once we got there, it was beach time! Miryiam’s mother drove us in… Read more »

Opening Reception with Lankey

The good thing about Lankey, my language program, is that it’s really flexible and gives us a ton of independence. Another Lankey student arrived today. She’s 28, badass, and I’m really looking forward to going to the beach with her tomorrow. Her name is Jes. She is also blogging on this trip, so as soon… Read more »

Keeping in Touch with the US While Abroad

If you’ve never seen ‘I Am Not Your Negro’, the documentary on James Baldwin, go watch it. I’m mentally replaying a couple of scenes from the documentary about when Baldwin was abroad, when he heard about the atrocities going on back home. This post is being written during the time period of forced family separation… Read more »

Okay, the real end of the day

*TMI warning: Personal information about my digestive worries below* There’s still so much that I don’t know. I feel like the biggest takeaway today was that I know more French than I thought I did, which is a nice realization. But understanding is like a sieve, things fall through the cracks, and I have to… Read more »

Good Morning Morocco

I’m up at 7am, but after all the traveling, sleeping horizontally feels like a dream. So, here’s what I was too tired to catch you up on last night. The Lankey program had someone come meet me at the airport, and he helped me get my bags into the car, talk to Myriam, one of… Read more »