cry baby

girlwithgumption kedougou, senegal, peace corps senegal 1 Comment

I have the unique experience of being the eighth Peace Corps volunteer living with my Senegalese family. As a rule, village sites in Senegal have volunteers for six years (which means three different volunteers live with the family) before the site is closed and volunteers are placed elsewhere. Cities however are an exception to this rule. There is no exact …

don’t call her toubab!

girlwithgumption kedougou, senegal, peace corps senegal

One of my biggest frustrations going about my daily life here, is constantly being referred to as a “toubab”. “Toubab” literally translates as “outsider”, “foreigner” or basically “white person”. And it is usually yelled by children along with requests for money or a gift. Being an Urban Ag volunteer means that I face a lot more “toubab” yelling kids than …