I Miss My Friends

I Miss My Friends

I haven’t been able to travel to the Darfuri refugee camps in eastern Chad for a few years now. In 2011, I tore my ACL, and when I was strong enough to go to Chad for i-ACT 11, we found out I was pregnant. So I rejoined the “home team” as i-ACT traveled to the camps...
A Text Message from Adam

A Text Message from Adam

Yesterday, I received this text message from my friend Adam: Dear Gabriel, I believe that to be hopeful is something great and encouraging. But to wait  for something in the hands of others for unlimited time is an irresponsibility. So I decided to leave the camps and...
Which Goz Amer?

Which Goz Amer?

It’s been ten years and the citizens of Goz Amer are still waiting. How will the residents of such a place receive newly displaced people hoping to return home soon?

My Fasting Days

My Fasting Days

I eat so much. Every day. It’s strange: I think about food so much, and at the same time–I take it for granted. It’s always there, always available.  In all of my now long(ish) life, I’ve never had to worry about food. Even when growing up in...
Here and There

Here and There

We left Los Angeles on Monday. It feels so long ago, and the distance even longer. It is now Friday night, and I am back in eastern Chad in a little village called Goz Beida. I have lost count of how many times I’ve been here. It’s as remote as it can get,...