The World Conspires to Create

Early last semester I was in my advisor’s office, making us both feel uncomfortable with the number of tears I was attempting, but failing, to hold back with my sarcastic hand motions and notable “okayyy anyway”. I wept because I felt like I was in a constant free fall. I felt like the path I kept trying to walk on was crumbling beneath me, and there wasn’t anything to do but to fall; to cry. My advisor, with this gentle heart and awkward demeanor, said nothing but allowed the space for me to fall with someone. A couple weeks later I dropped by his office and he had a book for me, The Alchemist. He didn’t say much about it, but when I opened the front cover I stopped falling for just a moment. “Read whenever you’re ready, whenever that time arrives.” Well that time came, folks. My capacity to absorb the world around me without allowing myself to process reached its limit. My cup was full, but leaking.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with The Alchemist, it’s a story about a boy finding his Personal Legend; his destiny. On a small scale, I’ve been challenged with the task of understanding how to go about loving people here. How do I invest whole-heartedly without accidentally conspiring a mutual feeling of abandonment or futility? The first thing a child said to me when I landed in Zambezi was, “Hello, I’m Lydia. I am going to be so sad when you leave.” On a larger scale, I’ve been forced to recognize moments and experiences that ignite my soul, but haven’t been able to figure out how to act on them. I use the word “ignite” because it begins to encapsulate the feeling of having a roaring fire of purpose within myself I hope to continue uncovering. Although this seems victorious, that fire within me sits next to a mountain of guilt and confusion. Guilt rooted in the fact that there are teenage mothers living in shame and outcast in Spokane, members of the queer community having to hide their authentic identity, domestically abused wives fearful of escaping their husbands, children without access to school supplies or even education, impoverished families without access to healthy food, people with privilege using their power for oppression, and so on. Fighting for resolutions and contributing to the improvement of these ongoing problems is not the reason I came to Zambezi, though. Let’s yet again turn to The Alchemist for this one. It writes, “If I can understand to learn this language without words, I can learn to understand the world.” I came to Zambezi to live in accompaniment with others; to be used a vessel of connection and an instrument of understanding. Every one of us wants to be heard, valued and understood. How can we feel understood if nobody seeks to understand us? I am in Zambezi to lead with curiosity and allow the space for Zambian’s to understand me just as I hope to understand them.  

 “In order to find the treasure, you will have to follow the omens. God has prepared a path for everyone to follow. You just have to read the omens that he left for you.” God has been a busy woman/man with all the omens that have been sent my way. I made a list of all the moments I wanted to share with you, but that list is just too long for one blog post, so here’s just a few.

Omen #1: Debby, a leader within this community who has devoted his life to using soccer as a vessel to teach and advocate for children and young adults. He runs an organization called “ZamCity” which allows boys and girls to play soccer, feel empowered, and grow in their leadership. In my Leadership and Business class, we asked our students who a leader is in their life and why. Japhet, an easily recognized and influential student in Zambezi, named Debby as his leader. He described that Debby allows him to grow into a man of dignity and is constantly thinking of his players before himself. Later I found out that Debby is closing the gender gap between male and female roles in Zambezi when I was told that the only women at soccer games supporting the players, and even playing themselves are those in ZamCity. Knowing all I knew about him, I craved the opportunity to meet him and know him. Before I had the chance to reach out, I am called over one night when everyone is sitting in the convent. I ran past the kitchen and into our front yard. It was Debby. Debby had asked for me specifically because one of our best friends, Kelen (who came to Zambia two years ago), communicated to him that I was worth getting to know.  Feeling lonely and insecure about connecting with Zambian’s, I was sent an omen. I felt held by Kelen. I felt held by Debby. Since then, my connections with Zambian’s have grown more beautifully and stronger-rooted than I foresaw.

Omen #2: The women. The freaking women. My homestay mom, Elizabeth, is 1 of 2 female police officer’s in Zambezi’s team of 30 officers. She has 5 kids of her own, and one nephew she cares for. She is solely responsible for cooking and cleaning and being the main financial supporter of her family. She said it was hard to find a man that was comfortable with having their wife being the bread-winner, but alas, she was dignified enough to know what she was capable of and what she deserved. Another woman is Mama Josephine, or perhaps I’ll call her by the nickname given to her by the President of Zambia, The Iron Sword. She says more with ten words than an average person says with 100. I recently led a Leadership & Business class entitled “Women in Business” to a room full of 24 men and Mama Josephine. As we unpacked gender roles and gender inequality among the business world in Zambia, there was no sign of agreement between the class. Mama Josephine waited patiently to speak as she heard her fellow classmates, some of which were upwards of 30 years younger than her, unpack their views of women in the workplace. She didn’t have to say much to demand respect, as a woman and as a leader within the classroom. She reminds me of Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Ginsburg in her ability to respond to ignorance and misunderstanding without using anger, but instead patience. Lastly, Mama Love. Mama Love, the founder of an international organization titled SEPA, spoke to our team about her journey of being an uneducated teenage mother in Lusaka, Zambia to being the guest of honor at a worldwide conference among the most powerful world leaders. She spoke of having self-worth, vision, passion and attitude. I was captivated and overwhelmed with her words. I had no other response to her unmatchable confidence and dignity but to cry. Weep, actually. She forced me to think about my role as a leader. I could say so much more about her, but for now I will leave you with this visual – a fierce black woman in a thick fur coat at the head of the table, effortlessly holding the attention of 30 white people eager to learn from her.

In this moment, my cup is full and my leak is mitigating. The omen’s that have been poured into my life have made me start to fly instead of fall. There are a million more moments, people and places I could talk about. I could speak of the way Father Baraza and Josh have made me feel like a daughter through their constant affirmation and ability to make me feel valued, or the way Ethan has made me belly-laugh more in these last two weeks than I have in the last year, my experience of helping teach a room of 97 young girls about menstruation or conversation’s I’ve had about fear, insecurity, vulnerability and spirituality on my walks to the market or cooking in the kitchen with members of the team. But I won’t. Instead, I will wrap things up and leave you with one thought I’m currently trying to process in the remainder of my time in Zambia.

  There are over 1.5 million nonprofit organizations in the United States alone. That means that there are a minimum of 1.5 million people in the U.S. that strive to be leaders for others; That strive to create change. How many of those people have made a larger positive impact by being the founder of a nonprofit than they would have had if they joined their resources with an organization that was already established? I don’t know the answer to that question, but it forces me to think about my role as a human who wants to be a person who creates changes instead of hopes for change.

 

Thanks for making it to the end. Hope you’re happy, wherever you may be.

 

P.S. Happy Birthday Father Baraza

P.S.S. Mom, you have been designated as the “team mom” and everyone has expressed how eager they are to meet you. Thank you for loving me the way that you do/have.

 

Kisu Muane,

Chloe Sciammas  

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28 Responses to The World Conspires to Create

  1. Ivan Jimenez says:

    CHLOE. I have been waiting for this moment for so long, and oh baby did you deliver. I love to hear how freaking intentional you are being with the time spent there, asking the hard questions and sitting with the inherent discomfort that comes with critical reflection. “Vessel of connection and an instrument of understanding”. Love it.

    Can’t wait to see you in Seattle!!

    Much love,
    Ivan

  2. Kim May says:

    Dear Chloe,

    I have been thinking about you these past few weeks and eagerly waiting to read the words you had to share from your experience! Thank you so much for sharing a part of your story there and being vulnerable.

    When you write about your soul being ignited, I was immediately brought back to the third floor of Hemmingson on February 28th. You came up to Char and I after Kimberlé Crenshaw’s talk (ugh, can we just take a second to remember how incredible that was?), and I could see that your soul was undoubtedly, unapologetically ignited. Even then, you had similar questions and doubts of how to create this change you so passionately envision, and I’m sure it can feel like you are buried in these questions and doubts even more now. Whenever I feel unsure about something or feel lost in the idea of the unknown, I think of a song by Hillsong Worship called “Seasons.” The idea is that God has a plan for us that works in seasons, so while we may want so desperately to bloom and grow (or take action right now to make change), we might be waiting in winter. So I hope you can remind yourself that “Like a seed in the snow, I’ve been buried to grow,” and there is a perfect plan for you.

    You are a change maker, Chloe Sciammas, I have no doubt about that. Keep opening yourself to questions and challenges in Zambia, and always share that infectious belly laugh with everyone you can. I’ll be praying for you, love you so much!

    Kim May

    • Rosalind Sciammas says:

      Kim,

      I wanted to thank you for your comment. I was moved by it, because I love Hillsong. And I love that they have a song that uses “nature” to explain why things take more time than the evolved human mind believes it should. Every step or season serves a purpose. And as much as we’d like to skip the path and get to the finish, we live most days in the unknown that you describe.

      This song (https://hillsong.com/lyrics/oceans-where-feet-may-fail/) has gotten me through those times when even having answers isn’t enough. And then, Elevation Worship’s “Give Me Faith” also clutch, reminding me that though my flesh will fail, His spirit inside me never will. Not news to you, no doubt, but here’s to more music for inspiration. And to more thanks to you, and all the Zags including my #1 Chlogirl, eager to be a source of love, strength and empowerment in the darkest of corners.

      Roz
      (Chloe’s aunt)

  3. Margarett Qaqish says:

    Chloe,

    Wow oh wow, thanks so much for sharing. Your post has brought so many memories back to me and new thoughts my way. I love what you said about leading with curiosity and allowing space for people to understand you just as you want to understand them. It brings me so much joy seeing that photo of you all teaching with Mama Katendi. Give her a tight squeeze for me.

    Elizabeth was also my homestay mother and wow that woman is so strong. I learned so much from her and Caiphas. I am so glad you have had the chance to get to know her and her family. I know she loved having you, she told me about you all!

    Keep leading with curiosity, I am so excited to hear more from you in the fall.

    Kisu Muane,
    Margarett

    PS.. MEGAN! You are rocking that chitenge. I have been so happy to see so many photos of you on Debby’s facebook. I am eagerly awaiting your post and have been thinking about you! Sending my love

  4. Caroline Till says:

    Chloe,

    This post is BEAUTIFUL. It’s intentional and thought provoking and such an incredible reflection of your fine self. You mention Mama Love speaking on self worth, vision, passion, and attitude, and I want you to know that those are the exact words I would use to describe you. Keep doing you, I’m looking forward to hearing about what the rest of your journey has in store for you.

    All my love,

    Carol

  5. Kelz says:

    Hey megan you should bring back that skirt. It’s heckin cute

  6. Rosalind Sciammas says:

    Chloe,

    How is it that your post just moved me from days of busyness racing outside myself and back inside–where I could finally be still and remember my purpose? You triggered a watershed. One long over due. Thank you for that.

    And thank you for being so much more than an average college student. You are the richest blend of both your parents and you leave us all in tears of awe and admiration.

    Keep picking up those bread crumbs. The path you’re walking is bringing delight and insight to many. Rest assured that you have already changed lives. And all you’ve done is so much more than enough.

    Love you sweet Chloe,
    Aunt Rosie

  7. Hikaru says:

    Chloe – Your words are moving and what I love most is that your soul is moving. You are beautiful inside and out and you rock, seriously. No jokes. No sarcasm 🙂 *virtual hug.

  8. Christina Sciammas says:

    My Wonderful Chloe!

    I am super excited when I saw it was you who posted today! Hooray!
    And I am so grateful to be elected ‘ team mom’
    I am so pleased you have met so many interesting and engaging
    individuals. You are learning so many things that surpass a college education.
    I think you are taking pieces of personalities like RBG , Mama Love , Elizabeth and Fr Baraza to help emulate and shape yourself into to the kick-ass leader and changemaker you are destined to be. Remember when you see a mountain in your way- say the mantra I taught you ever since you could speak ‘Chloe Liliane means ‘Yes I Can’
    Love and miss you ❤️❤️❤️ Mom

  9. Maurice says:

    My darling daughter,

    It was a joy to read your post. I can feel all the emotions in your writing.
    It’s good to hear that you are not leaking anymore and still absorbing. I love your Omens and your description of the people you are interacting with; from Elizabeth, to Mana Josephine to Mama Love. These seem like great woman and examples of strength and love and gentleness at the same time. I am going to have to go back and read The Alchemist again and absorb it some more.
    You asked an excellent question about the 1.5M charities and as usual I have an answer ( mansplaining)
    I miss you and keep absorbing, every experience you have will always make you grow.
    You are the kind of person that will make things happen. Enjoy the time left and make life long friends. From all the posts I have read , it is obvious you are with a great group of people. I have so much more to say, but I will hold off until I get to hug you.

    Love you, with all my heart.
    Dad

  10. Kelen says:

    Greetings Chloe,

    One of the biggest things that I learned from GU was to actually give a shit – you were a large influence of this lesson too. I’ve never witnessed someone care about the opportunities of others the way you do. I’m drawn back to at least two times you wept out of anger for the ways people felt belittled and out of control. The more emotion that you feel around what you’re saying, the more power it will have to bring about positive change. The way you’ve cared for me has changed me, the way you’ve cared for your friends has changed them – ubuntu. You are fostering more good than you know. Keep giving a shit.

    Shoutout to God for falling and shoutout to God for flying. Your cup is meant to fluctuate. If anything is keeping me from Facetiming you for a whole month, I’m sure glad it’s Zambezi and the zags around that breakfast table with you now.

    I can’t wait to squeeze you really tight soon. I’m looking forward to hearing you share the rest of your omens with me, as I’m excited to share mine that I’ve had through 18 vlogs (so far) that I have for you in an album on my phone.

    You don’t have much more time left, so go experience what you can while you can. I’m praying for you always, as I am praying for the rest of you zags as you recognize (<—lol I used it) what more you want to bring to the table, if anything.

    You are powerful, you are loved, you are surrounded by miracles.

    I love you I love you I love you, “peace”,
    Kelen

    P.S. Josh today there was a news video shared on facebook of a “touchy feely” class for Stanford grad students on emotional intelligence. The hype and ways people were shocked by the power of leading with transparency made me immediately think of you and the ways you have fostered this for so many people already. Thank you for leading with your heart. I then realized that you’re probably chatting with your family of what to bring and how to be ready for their time in Zambezi soon. I’m praying for you and for them and for Grace especially.

  11. Maurice says:

    Chloe

    As I am about to go to bed , I decided to look at the posts one more time. I am moved by the love shown from your friends. Good luck again and enjoy the remaining time.
    You and your fellow Zags have made a strong impression your hosts.
    AsKellen say, keep giving a shit and spread your passion. That’s what makes the world an exciting place to live.

    Love even more
    Dad

  12. Mia Campbell says:

    Chloe: Your words radiate to all of us much like your human form. I can feel your passion from over here. I am so glad this experience has empowered you- such an incredible feeling. Let that cup overflow and the rest of us back home will try to catch what we can into our own cups, to try to peak into this experience. Keep shining gal. love love love.

    Ethan: I hope the simplistic complexity of this life is one that you’ve settled into. I hope you have found yourself a rhythm and there isn’t a sty in sight!! (or lack of sight if you do have one, idk). Sounds like you’re up to your old tricks of being unbelievably charming and inspiring and you have laughter following you wherever you go. Today is Teetle’s bday and he wanted to donate to an Orca Conservation. Go figure. I love you and I think of you always. xoxo

  13. Joey says:

    Hey Sis,

    I’m really glad you were able to go abroad while at Gonzaga, I remember being enthralled by some people I met in Lithuania in the same fashion you are. It looks like you’re focusing on others this trip, and I think that’s incredible.

    Omens are real, I think God guides us in ways we never seem to expect. He knows the way to your heart better than anyone. He wants you to be happy and wants to teach you a lot. I pray you continue finding these “omens” and get to meet wonderful people while you’re there.

    I also hope you don’t get sick while you’re over there! I just got back from Guatemala and was pretty ill the last three days. Though, either way, it’s all part of fun. I believe in you sis.

    Please come home soon,

    Joey

  14. Molly Bosch says:

    Oh my my my Ms. Chloe. You have left me both speechless and aching to be back in that beautiful land of goodness and compassion known as Zambezi. Boy, do you have a way with words. This is something I have always known about you; however, your ability to encapsulate the Zambian experience and your questions in the midst of it is both dignifying and wonderful. That image of Mama Love at the head of the table made me giggle, as I long to be back in the room listening to her wild and passionate stories about being an absolute badass of a woman. Your image of Mama Josephine reminded me of the powerful things that the women both over there and in our own lives have to teach us. Chloe, my darling, thank you. For your wisdom and your deep curiosity to connect to all forms of humanity. Your compassion and eagerness to learn is so palpable in your words. I have this image of you in that hot Zambian sun, watching the sunset over the Zambezi river in your chitenge, and it is bringing me so much peace. You are exactly right where you need to be right now, my love. Thank you for bringing me back to a time and a place that was so lovely and good. Take in each moment over there. Please give John Mwewa a hug for me if you see him. Tell Ethan he is amazing and tell Josh that I miss him incredibly. Love love love you! Thank you for who you are.

  15. Heather Kreiser says:

    Great writing! We are following every day and so thankful to be connected in SOME way to the team through the blogs. I think about my time in Malawi and the conviction that every human needs to experience Africa at some point in their life if possible because it truly changes us! Eyes are opened and hearts gain new capacity for connection.

    Blessings to you from the Kreiser family!
    XO

  16. Bridget Shoenberger says:

    Chloe,

    My beautiful almost housemate. I have been eagerly waiting for your post and I think I’ve re-read it about five times now, each time taking something more. You are taking in all the moments in Zambezi, hard and soft. I am so proud of you and I can see you asking all the hard but necessary questions. I wish I was there for your lesson to the girls on women’s health, as well as women in business, I can picture you now in your element.
    I know your cup has some amazing -freshly pumped, and lukewarm- water filled to the brim, and I am sending you all of my love.
    Wishing you the absolute best in your last few days, and hoping to see you soon.
    Bridget

    P.S. sending love to you as always Daniel! Debby is blowing up my Facebook with photos of you and Zamcity. I hope you are showing them some D.Li.Fit moves.
    P.P.S. Ethan! I love reading all the blog posts and having nearly every one giving you a great shout out. Keep doing your thing, you are always a light to everyone around you.

  17. Cora says:

    Chloe,

    What a beautiful description of all that you’ve experienced in your short life here on earth. Can you imagine what God has in store for you! I love your heart, your sense of wonder, your compassion and your hunger.
    We are a product of our upbringing, and I know that whoever we meet in life becomes a little piece of what makes us whole. Even if for a brief encounter, they can create an eternal impact.
    I’m encouraged that your generation sees the importance of empathy and being able to connect to people in a way that provides validation and sense of purpose.
    It’s the spirit within us that God has placed in all of us. We all have the capacity to do great things on this earth. We all have purpose. So many people ignore that pull and hunger. It eventually becomes malnourished and fades. Others feed it and nurture it and allow it to take over. When you do l, oh the places you will go and the change you have the power to make.
    I tell my kids all the time, there is nothing more important than your personal relationship with God, nothing! He is the spirit within us, and when we nurture it we organically become more like him. We have a heart just like his. And just like Christ our greatest joy comes from serving others.
    God is using you in amazing ways Chloe.
    Your lovely words, your kind acts and profoundness leads me to believe that you have already become someone’s omen.
    ❤️

  18. Charlotte Driscoll says:

    Chloe freaking Sciammas my FREAKING woman.

    I love that you take your passion wherever you go, and I LOVE seeing it going this far (literally and figuratively). I love hearing about your interactions with people and how you approach them seeking out inspiration and trying to learn from them. And these BADASS WOMEN!! You are one of them, my friend. So much to learn and clearly you are really intentionally soaking it up.

    Reading this made me miss you so much (more than I already did, is that possible?)!! I can literally hear you saying all of these and being so, so vulnerable and always as open to growth as ever. I love hearing the awesome things you are doing for women, even so far away. Seriously what a powerful experience to get to teach girls about periods-that is literally right up your alley.

    It’s so fun because I read this and I hear you talking about these amazing women doing such wonderful things and I’m just so confident that you will someday be one of those women who sits at the head of the table and commands the room. You (already AND) will have so many impressionable young girls looking up to you and taking in your absolute badass-ness and courage and trying to figure out how they can turn out like you.

    Keep learning all you can, my dude, because you have to come back and teach me.

    I LOVE AND MISS YOU SO INCREDIBLY MUCH.
    Char

    P.S. “to be used a vessel of connection and an instrument of understanding” I’m sorry maybe YOU should have been editing MY freshman year essays you incredibly eloquent writer, you.

  19. Carrie Sciammas says:

    Chlogirl!
    You know the great thing about a leaking vessel is that stuff from the outside gets in as well as stuff flowing out. Absorb all the love and fresh new ways to see yourself- drink it in. You are incredible and we all love you so much.
    I think we need a family lunch at Nonnas when you get back so we can hear all about your trip. Be strong, be soft, keep weeping and keep laughing. Like Rosie said you are the best of your parents so use all that and know that we are watching you become your ultimate Chloe. And we applaud you and are rooting for you every step of the way!!
    Xoxo. Carrie

  20. Clement Sciammas says:

    Chloe Dear,

    The depth of your soul is so pleasing to God. The internal battle you have comes from a desire to serve and bring justice to those in need. Your tears are are another Omen.

    “But let justice roll down like waters And righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.”
    Amos 5:24

    Love,
    Uncle Clem

  21. Mariah Krey says:

    CHLO JO MO!

    I could hear your voice while I was reading this & it made me smile from cheek to cheek. “The women. The freaking women.” Seriously though, reading about Elizabeth your homestay mama be such a leader in her community is inspiring. The fact that she isn’t afraid to challenge those gender role norms by not only being the breadwinner for her family, but also being a police officer. I connected with Elizabeth especially as I am starting off in my own career (just finished my first week). All week I have seen strong women give badass client pitches or strategic briefs, and its because of women like Elizabeth & the ones in my office & hopefully like us that are going to change how the world views women.

    DAMN! Also s/o to you for teaching a room full of 97 young girls that menstruation is a beautiful part of life! Those conversations are difficult and hard because society tells us that women & what makes women women (like periods) are seen as less. You know how much I love this topic, but its so damn important for these girls to know their worth!!!

    I have been thinking of you and what your day to day looks like so reading this made my day.
    Soak it all in – an experience of a life time.

    Mariah <3

  22. Randy Moore says:

    Chloe,
    To you and all the others who continue to amaze me with your willingness to share, your openness, and your tremendous way of expressly creating a visual picture with words of your experiences THANK YOU! Caitlyn may tell you her Dad is quite the softy, but I admit that I could not compose myself to write comments last few nights after reading the posts I was so moved. I am hanging on every post, and I am willing to bet those of us supporting and praying for you from afar are as well. All of us want you to enjoy this journey, albeit difficult to hear our smart, strong, and enthusiast children may doubt themselves. This experience will help make you who you are meant to be.

    Caitlyn
    I know you are being you and offering up all of yourself to those that are accepting. I hope you are accepting of all the inspirational gifts your fellow students can and are willing to give. We are with you spiritually in every thought, step, and experience. The helicopter was parked so long ago, as we already know that you are the beautiful person that was always meant to be. We love you so very much and can’t wait to see you. Enjoy the balance of this journey,
    Love you,
    Daddio

  23. Melissa Driscoll says:

    Wow Chloe!!! I very much enjoyed your wonderful article!! Use your voice to make the changes God puts on your heart. Keep following your dreams to make this world a better place for others.
    I’m super excited to hear all about what you’ve learned on this trip. So far it looks amazing!
    Much love,
    Mrs. Driscoll

  24. Meredith says:

    My dearest Chloe,
    First of all I laughed so hard while reading your notable “okayyy anyways,” being able to hear your voice throughout your post added such a vibrancy and truly allowed the reader to sit in your emotions with you. I am so proud of how you are maximizing all the good you can evoke on this journey while still taking the time to pause in order to look around and absorb all that is around you.
    Keep looking for those omens, I love how you are tuning into the tokens God leaves us. I’ve found that they can provide so much clarity or lead us to question we haven’t yet thought of.
    You’ve been in my thoughts, so it was great getting to see a bit of insight into your headspace and day to day life. I’m thinking of you always and am looking forward to your next blog post already.
    KEEP FEELING IT ALL CHLO
    With love,
    Meredith

  25. Eli Sciammas says:

    Oh Shlo, love this. So proud of you for finally reading a book. Also I feel excited for you to have this opportunity as it seems to be centered around you and your classmates learning and growing from these experiences rather than you all believing you’re there to change and help the native peoples (as sometimes Americans in Africa think they need to do). Don’t be afraid to be vulnerable and look stupid bc that’s the way to get the most from this short time abroad!! Have fun <3 love u & miss u

    • Rosalind Sciammas says:

      Eli, you and Chloe have so many inside jokes, it’s so sweet.

      You are so right about the importance of an open, accepting and humble approach when it comes to living in another’s land. I wish you had your own blog, so we could learn from your time in China. Maybe one day soon.

      xoxox

  26. Fese says:

    CHLOE! I’ve been waiting not patiently for your blog post and it’s finally here and wow(imagine me moving my hands for emphasis in the way that you taught me). Thank you for your words and sharing the stories of those that you’ve met on this trip. I am in awe of your travels but more importantly of your vulnerability. The intentionality that you consistently embody shone like a bright light in this entry and I’m so happy that you’re in Zambia living it up and taking it all in. You are a change maker , ground breaker, and mover and shaker. I am lucky to be your friend and get to watch you KICK ASS in all that you do in the states, but even more proud to think of your impact over in Zambia.
    I’ve thought about you a lot this summer and I’m wishing you only the best for the remainder of your days abroad + safe journeys home.

    Can’t wait to squeeze you! Love you Chloe!!

    Fese

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