Author Archives: Emily Hanlon

Final goodbye

At our community carnival this past Tuesday, I was responsible for doing the face painting. I grossly underestimated how popular this activity would be, and over the course of a couple hours painted the face of what seemed like almost … Continue reading

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Sprinting towards the finish

I can hardly believe that the days left in my fellowship are in the single digits.I mentioned earlier on in the summer that we were exploring doing a mural in the room we are shifting into a teen center at … Continue reading

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Concerts and carnivals

As other fellows have mentioned our excursion this week to the Columbus Commons was a fun opportunity to bond, decompress from the work week, enjoy live music and eat adorable mini sandwiches. At one point some of us talked about what … Continue reading

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Nothing about us, without us

Last week I had the opportunity to tour Kaleidoscope Youth Center (KYC), an organization that works to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth and their allies. Back in April of this year Kaleidoscope moved their space from … Continue reading

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Time for reflection

It’s been a heartbreaking and tumultuous week in America. As I retreated into the warm embrace of Netflix and cute animal videos on the internet I reflected on how one of the many benefits of my privilege is the ability … Continue reading

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“The human animal differs from the lesser primates in his passion for lists.” H. Allen Smith

As I reach the halfway mark in my fellowship, I’m finding myself sitting at my desk overwhelmed by all of the lists I have made. During the last five weeks of my fellowship I am going to be working with … Continue reading

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Columbus, Culture, and Community

This week I’ve been reflecting a lot on my relationship with Columbus, and how it has evolved since I found myself moving here in 2009. I told myself I would only stay in Columbus for a year to complete my … Continue reading

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