Eating monkey, a 10-day adventure down the Congo river to In-service Training, having two of his friends arrested for being accused of being spies, and evacuated from a civil war. These are only a few of Brian Cooper’s stories from his time in the Republic of the Congo.
Should you go back into the closet during Peace Corps? – Lizzie Pelz, Ethiopia 2012-2014 (Rebroadcast)
This episode is a rebroadcast of Ep #016: Lizzie Pelz, Ethiopia 2012-2014, in celebration of Pride Month. On this Episode: Working as a health volunteer to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission Serving as an LGBTQ volunteer The view of homosexuality in Ethiopia Lizzie’s Peace Corps Story “Before I say anything else, I want to make the […]
Homosexuality is illegal in Senegal. When Patrick Driscoll found this out before he departed for his Peace Corps service, he was immediately a bit nervous about the next 2 years of his life. Patrick had come out during his senior year of college and was generally accepted by everyone and was quite content. Then, he was moving halfway around the world to essentially “jump back in.”
Before serving his country as a Peace Corps Volunteer, Josh Guerrero served in the Marine Corps. We talk about his Peace Corps service, the transition from combat boots to flipflops, and essentialism.
On this short Friday episode, I issue an apology to the listeners and guests of the My Peace Corps Story podcast. I’m sorry. I can do better.