To be seen, or the visibility of Black PCVs

Some of the greatest advice I’ve ever received is to “be who you needed when you were younger”. This can apply to many things. Today, I’ll apply it to Peace Corps prep work. When preparing for Peace Corps service, many people search tirelessly for information. What will it be like? What do I pack? Where will I live? What will I be doing? Do I have enough snacks? Many times, this search leads to blogs and social media allowing soon-to-be/hopeful PCVs a vast information buffet. 

During my own search, I found a lot of information about Swaziland including blogs and social media accounts of PCVs preceding me. Despite the wealth of information available, I struggled to find written accounts of Black PCVs. This was especially true of Black men. That gap was part of the impetus for starting this blog. In FY 2016 (when I started service), Black PCVs made up 7.8% of the 10000 plus volunteers in service. In the interest of sharing the Black PCV experience around the world, I have linked the blogs of Black PCVs here, under other PCV blogs of interest on this blog. My hope is that potential PCVs and other interested folks find this page resourceful in their quest to gather information about Peace Corps. 

Be kind to yourself. 
Onward. 

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One thought on “To be seen, or the visibility of Black PCVs

  1. wow – you are like super cool and stuff.

    It is very attractive. Are you going to respond to this small message?

    On Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 5:21 AM, What is Kirby Doing?: Stories from Peace Corps Swaziland wrote:

    > Kirby P. posted: “Some of the greatest advice I’ve ever received is to “be > who you needed when you were younger”. This can apply to many things. > Today, I’ll apply it to Peace Corps prep work. When preparing for Peace > Corps service, many people search tirelessly for informa” >

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