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Bethan

Live Very Beautiful

As I was walking down the road with my friend and English student Fatimazahra, she turned to me and said “Bethan, now I am speak English very beautiful.” She gave me a satisfied nod and we resumed walking. I…

Self-Harm and Self-Help

Things were confusing in high school. I would have days when everything was fine, when I talked to people and life felt good. But sometimes the next day would be different. There were other days when I felt completely…

What Ramadan taught me about fasting

My husband and I had just dismissed all the girls from our English class when several of them spoke up together. “When are we going to play basketball?” I was surprised. It was the first day of Ramadan in…

Learning to be comfortable feeling uncomfortable

Living in Morocco, a country that’s completely different from the one that I grew up in, I’m uncomfortable a lot. Almost all the time, really. I’m uncomfortable when someone asks me a question that I don’t understand, and I…

The truth about our lives online

In September of 2016, I joined the Peace Corps and was sent to Morocco. When I was in the plane, flying across the ocean, I imagined landing in this sunny desert country, full of exotic spices and new sights,…

I’m An Introvert, Hear Me (Whisper Quietly)

There was a period in my life where I took my introversion to the level of an extreme sport. I would park my car just down the street from a friend’s party, before turning around and driving home; I…