A Series!

After a long time, I finally have some “bloggable” things to say. I started this blog as an experiment. In running the experiment, I was trying to answer a series of questions: Do I have things to say that lend themselves to a blog format? Is anyone going to read this thing? In what ways … Continue reading A Series!

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Lessons learned in my experience of working as a research assistant (RA) in the community

This post was written by Patra Likonge Kapolesa. She is profiled here. Lessons learned in my experience of working as a research assistant (RA) in the community I have worked as an RA in two research projects with persons with disabilities living in villages in Western Province, Zambia. I would like to share with you … Continue reading Lessons learned in my experience of working as a research assistant (RA) in the community

Meet Patra!

A master administrator and organizer Patra is the second member of our team to be profiled on this blog (see here for the profile of Akufuna). These profiles provide at least a brief glimpse behind the scenes to show readers at least a little bit about the people who guide my understanding of Western Province, maintain … Continue reading Meet Patra!

A Provisional Report: Perspectives on Disability Policymaking in Zambia

This blog post contains research results. The results are not final; these still need to be further developed. Nonetheless, they give an idea about what some of our research participants have been telling us. If you would prefer to see a pdf version of this report, click here. The rest of this blog post is … Continue reading A Provisional Report: Perspectives on Disability Policymaking in Zambia

An Update!

I returned to Zambia in 2018 with the intention to blog…fairly regularly. Instead of my lengthy emails to individuals, or posting material on Facebook, the blog was to be the authoritative account of my work. Using this strategy, I could be more efficient. I could devote my energy to writing that mattered, writing that is … Continue reading An Update!

The mysterious art of choosing one’s battles

I have been more irritable than usual of late. As the irritability slowly ramped up, I mostly knew “the cause,” having previously experienced this before when living outside of Canada. I can best describe the cause as follows: Problematic situations that seem like they can be addressed, but somehow, are never resolved. Interestingly, my irritability … Continue reading The mysterious art of choosing one’s battles