Overcoming My Fear of Cold Water and Elephant Snot

I sat on the back of Laxmi – a two and a half ton Asiatic […]


The Price of Human Rights Work

When you work in human rights, you see a lot of sad faces. A ten-year-old […]


Mourning the Loss of a Human Rights Institution

  Brian and I stayed at the Rehabilitation Center for Torture Victims for ten days. […]


7 Reasons Why I’m Tamil

  I was born in West Virginia and grew up in the Ohio Valley. Not […]


The Most Epic Rickshaw Ride in the History of Humankind

  They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. In some cases, however, […]


What good are human rights?

During my first year of law school, I took a class called Public International Law […]


Adventures in Madurai

AN UPDATE FROM BRIAN AND TED: It’s 10:00pm on September 9th, our first night in […]


A new beginning

I have no idea what time it is.  My watch says it’s 3:45 am, but […]


Joy Amidst the Madness

It’s 5pm, one hour from the end of working hours at my NGO. Winter break […]


New Beginnings in a Human Rights Community in Tamil Nadu

When we were told repeatedly during orientation to “expect the unexpected,” I kept wondering what […]

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