Write for Rights

Last semester, I discovered Amnesty International’s “Write for Rights” campaign and was immediately drawn to this cause. People all over the world are unjustly arrested in a violation of their human rights. One example is the arrest of Nassima al-Sada. Nassima worked to advocate for the rights of women and minorities in Saudi Arabia and…

Thinking of You

Once classes concluded this semester, I thought about where I wanted to complete my Luckyday service hours. I have previously served at locations such as Southern Pines Animal Shelter and The Fieldhouse for the Homeless, but another Luckyday scholar convinced me to volunteer alongside her this time. She informed me that she had contact information…

Letters of Love

Last semester, I embarked in writing to residents of nursing homes in the Hattiesburg area. Not only was I creating for others, thinking of thoughtful messages that would make someone’s day, but it filled me up as well. I was so grateful during such an odd time in all of our lives that I had…

Spreading Joy Through Letter Writing

In semesters past I have visited nursing/assisted living homes in order to bring a smile to elders faces. This semester I wanted to give back to the elders, but because of COVID-19 restrictions were put into place I wasn’t able to go to those facilities. That is when I discovered Letters Against Isolation. Letters Against…

Letters Against Isolation

This year has been difficult for many people. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, everyone had to isolate themselves from one another. Although many of us younger people could slowly start being around each other again (with the regulations), many older people are still having to isolate themselves to protect their health. Last semester, I was…