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Natalia Yang - Blog 3: A Researcher in Maniganj

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I woke up at 6:30 am to the sound of my team member doing her morning prayer. My other team member was combing her hair while looking out at the rising sun. I slump back into my pillow and pull the blanket over my face. It was another day of field research.

Natalia Yang - Podcast 2: How to Make Kitchiri

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In my 2nd podcast, I share my experiences learning how to cook Bangla food in the kitchen of my co-worker, Marina. Kitchiri is rice and lentils, flavoured with garlic, ginger, bay leaves, tumeric, cardamon, chilis and salt, then cooked with oil and water. 

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Natalia Yang: Blog Post 2 - A Single Story of Dhaka

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During the orientation before my internship in Dhaka, one of the interns shared a TED talk called The Single Story. This is one of the most insightful TED talks that I’ve watched, and it has helped me re-think how I interact with environments, with people, and with my own worldview. It is the idea that through various mediums, news, literature or films, we perpetuate archetypes of different groups of people and apply universal, bland and stereotypical characteristics to unique individuals based on the colour of their skin, their origins or social-demographic backgrounds.

Natalia Yang - Blog Post 1: Finding Inspiration in a Challenging Situation

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In April 2013, two months before my internship to work with a refugee and migrant rights organization in Dhaka, Bangladesh, the media exploded with recent reports on the collapse of the garment factory in Rana Plaza. This happened just outside of the city center, in the suburbs of Dhaka, where men and women (80% women) migrate from rural villages of Bangladesh into Dhaka to find work in factories. This was a devastating and eye-opening tragedy and the news really shook me. All I could think was "Why"?

Natalia Yang - Podcast 1: Pre-departure introduction to Christine Galipeau

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Hi- this is Natalia Yang, welcome to my first podcast.  I am heading off to my placement in Dhaka, Bangladesh with the Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU) in June.  During pre-departure training I interviewed my fellow intern, Christine Galipeau, who will also be in Dhaka at the same time working with the WARBE Development Foundation.

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