Crysty Skevington

Age: 28
Home Town: Saratoga Springs, New York
Education: MFA Writing, Literature, and Publishing, Emerson College; MS Disaster Resilience Leadership, Tulane University
Specific Field Interests: Disaster and Crisis Communications, Gender Issues
Placement: Utthan, Ahmedabad
Area of Focus: Human Rights

Highlights: For the last two years, Crysty has worked in New York City responding to Superstorm Sandy in various capacities with the American Red Cross. During that time, she also volunteered as an advocate for survivors of sexual assault with Bellevue Hospital, providing information and empathetic support to survivors in urgent need of resources. Prior to moving back to the northeast, Crysty lived in New Orleans for three years. It was there that she cultivated her interest in disaster response and recovery. Her background in communications and interest in human rights have led her to work for grassroots and international organizations in Austria, Rwanda, China, and throughout the United States.

Exposed in Chennai

When I write home I say that rain is the weather I miss most. Save for that unseasonal hailstorm in the middle of March one night (that was over before

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Uttarayan: Kite Joy, Kite Lament

“Death is the mother of beauty. Only the perishable can be beautiful, which is why we are unmoved by artificial flowers.” – Wallace Stevens

Dipal called from her car

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Re: Navratri

My Dear Fellows,
Come to Ahmedabad and be mesmerized by nine days of cosmic spectacle, sparkling chaniya choli, and alluring Garba dance in obeisance to the goddess Durga. Beginning Tuesday,

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Phases of Delay

“At night as I lay awake looking at the darkness, listening to the silence, prefiguring the future, picking out the past and scraps I had overlooked, those rejected events which now come

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