About the Author:
When not traversing the nooks and crannies of the wide world or studying Religion at Mount Holyoke College, i, lizzie (lowercase intentional) live here, on the internet.
Nonviolence-practicer, burrito-lover, human rights-believer. Most importantly: a cat lady. Found most frequently re-reading Harry Potter and guzzling sweet tea. Lives, currently, between Edinburgh, Scotland and the East Coast of the US. Madly in love. Abounding with gratitude for the beautiful people i’ve been blessed to know.
I also have an essay to be published in October of 2013 in an anthology entitled Talking Taboo: American Christian Women Get Frank About Faith!
Thanks for coming along for the ride.
About the Blog:
Welcome to Wandering Writes! This is a place for my (lizzie mcmizzie’s) travel musings, diatribes, small documentations, and general writing-based explorations of my endless case of curiosity.
Started in February of 2011, this blog initially was created to publicly announce, and begin chronicling, my summer internship in Uganda in the subsequent summer. Yet, as this trip was a layered, complicated, and incredibly lesson-filled one, the blogs prior to my departure increasingly became less about packing lists and more about my own contentions, celebrations, and questions about the world i live in. Most especially, this blog was my primary way of communicating with friends and family while in East Africa in June, July, and August of 2011. Even after my return from the Karamoja region, though, i knew this blog and i had not seen the last of one another. It now sits as my own online forum for my more serious, but still (attempting to be!) creative online endeavors.
As such, you’ll find in the archives blogs on everything from my opinions on issues of human rights, poverty, politics, current events, navigating living life as an expat. Traveling adventures, book reviews, and comedic mishaps tend to clutter the feed of this blog the most.
It has been such a joy to upkeep this little place for my musings and pictures; it has been humbling to see such a wonderful response from you; thank you!
(p.s. should you wish to find a collection of my more popular posts (that dually serve as an overall introduction to the site) you can find such a list on the Greatest Hits tab!)
(p.p.s. i also have a FAQs and Stuff page which might also help as an introduction. okay. enough with the post-script now!)