Category: 2018

  • Taking Off: The Tea Leaf Center in 2018

    2018 was the founding year of the Tea Leaf Center. Emerging from long talks, rants of frustration, and countless daydreams, it now exists. We’re starting to do the work that we’ve been dreaming of doing, the way we think it should be done. It’s a bit scary, but the good kind of scary – like […]

  • Who Researches Matters

    I was scrolling Twitter last week, and came across a tweet that I instantly agreed with – “Support for ethnic armed group service provision will aid federalism, say researchers.” Great! I thought. The message is finally getting through. I clicked on the link to see what report managed to get this message into headlines – […]

  • Built By Hand: an alternative education that changes lives and builds communities

    When I first came out to the farm school in 2012, it was tucked away hidden in a small village outside of Chiang Mai, Thailand. A trade school, an agriculture training center, a living space for up-and-coming Burmese youth activists from the border regions and from within the country – NEED-Myanmar has changed quite a lot since then. […]