This morning, after a hot shower, I made the executive decision to wear my favorite pair of pants. I remember buying these specific blue jeans at an H&M in Rome during my semester abroad in Italy, freshman year. I’ve always had a strange sense of style, as I am drawn to bright, out-of-the-box clothing items … More Africa Media: Narratives Assignment
My alarm went off next to my pillow at 6:20 am this morning. It wasn’t the earliest morning I’ve had since my arrival in Africa, but it was indeed a hard one to get up for. The morning air was absolutely freezing, making it pretty painful to get out of the covers. The journalism and … More Africa Adventures: Grace Sees More Animals
Due to one of the program instructors falling ill, we had a weekend day on Friday instead of classes. The activities of the day included a shark and seal adventure, as well as a visit to Tenikwa Wildlife Rehabilitation and Awareness Centre, where we got to take part in the Wild Ways tour. We spent … More Africa Adventures: Grace Walks with Cheetahs
It’s been months since my last post. I originally started this blog for my ASCJ class, but my journalism and blogging career has only just begun. I have found inspiration to return to this blog, my baby, in no other location than South Africa! I have recently begun my internship for Africa Media, a company … More Africa Adventures: Grace Returns!
LINK TO PSA: https://youtu.be/wHJ0kFtGIGQ In receiving this project assignment, I immediately knew I wanted to do something out of the ordinary. While I found the topics provided interesting, the issue of race tugged the hardest at my heart strings. I recently wrote an article for another class on the African American population at USC, and … More DIY #3: Grace Learns How to be a Better Ally
For this assignment, I created an infographic on conflicting racial views concerning police brutality against African Americans. The data I have gathered comes from Pew Research Center’s study on Police & Public views. The link to the original study can be found below: In creating my infographic, I wanted to tell a story that showed … More DIY #2: Grace talks Infographics
Who is Grace? From a stranger’s perspective, I may only be a white female with blonde hair and a loud voice. I know, of course, that there are so many more components that together make me Grace Summers Bain. I know that I was born on August 17, 1999, in Atlanta, Georgia to Susan and … More Grace’s Self-Reflection