About Maria Morava

Hailing from Hendersonville, North Carolina, now resides in Khombole, Senegal. There she teaches at a high school and works as an apprentice in the local hospital’s maternity wing, also enjoying her work at an organization to foster rural women’s leadership. Perhaps most of all though, she relishes in the day-to-day intricacies of living life here, and is stirred by any opportunity she has to tell the stories she finds unfolding in this new community.

Stories

  1. Article: Mothers and daughters take a stand against the skin-lightening industry in Senegal
    Girls & Women

    Mothers and daughters take a stand against the skin-lightening industry in Senegal

    By Maria Morava|March 26, 2016|Global Citizen Year

    Mothers are joining hands to protect their daughters from the skin-lightening industry Read more

  2. Article: A letter to my Senegalese host mom
    Citizenship

    A letter to my Senegalese host mom

    By Maria Morava|Feb. 2, 2016|Global Citizen Year

    To my host mom who only speaks Wolof – a language I don’t yet. Read more