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Missing the Cape

I traveled almost two days, through multiple time zones, to get from South Africa to the USA. I am still battling jet lag… More

Angela W. University of Western Cape, South Africa

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Angela W.

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University of Western Cape, South Africa


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Hey! My name is Angela Williams. I am a third-year student at Georgetown University, majoring in Sociology. I will be attending University of the Western Cape in Bellville, South Africa. I am passionate about social justice, Womanism, and Spoken Word. I love to write poetry, read books, and vibe to good music. This will be my first time out of the country and I’m happy that you will be taking this journey with me!

Missing the Cape

Angela W. July 7, 2016

I traveled almost two days, through multiple time zones, to get from South Africa to the USA. I am still battling jet lag. However, the worst days are over, given that I have been home for six days. Deciding to come home to Oak Park for the summer, instead… More

Lions, Elephants & Hippos, Oh my!

Angela W. June 15, 2016

I told myself that I was not going to leave South Africa without seeing "The Big 5." This term refers to the African lion, the African elephant, the Cape buffalo, the African leopard and the White or Black rhinoceros. After I finished final exams at the… More

For City Girls Who Hike Less

Angela W. May 27, 2016

I am from Detroit, Michigan and I currently reside in Oak Park, a small suburb less than a mile away. I grew up in a concrete jungle, where the highest things around were the skyscrapers Downtown or the concrete overpasses for the highway, all of this… More

An "Ethnic" Hair Phenomenon

Angela W. May 13, 2016

A quick introduction: I am an African American woman, who entered into young adulthood during The Natural Hair Movement. This is a social movement that started in the 2000s, which encouraged American women of African descent in the United States to rock… More

Finally 21: How to Celebrate Your Big Day Abroad!

Angela W. April 29, 2016

Turning the BIG 2-1 in Cape Town, one of the world’s top travel destinations, sounds amazing, doesn’t it? A part of me thought, this is lit, but the anticipation of spending my birthday in another country brought waves of homesickness. As the days approached… More

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