After eight months in Bangladesh, Rachel Kurzyp returned to Australia to find reverse culture shock made the transition back more difficult than she realised it would be. Here are the challenges she faced and the ways she found to cope.
Pressure to turn stories into likes, page views and dollars means NGOs aren’t doing a good enough job of explaining the complexities of development and poverty, says Rachel Kurzyp. It's time to start telling stories that portray individuals and communities in a holistic way and that address the way poverty is understood.
Scarf is a Melbourne-based social enterprise that is adding a little flavour and heart into the hospitality industry by providing training, mentoring and employment to marginalised youth, including refugees and asylum seekers, who may not otherwise be able to find jobs. Co-founder Hannah Colman talks to Rachel Kurzyp about Scarf's work and extends a dinner invitation to WhyDev readers.
When travelling overseas, does posing for pictures do more harm than good? Rachel Kurzyp reflects on her complicated relationship with photos, both as the person behind the camera and the one in the shot.
Rachel Kurzyp recently learned that her grandfather on her mother’s side was non-literate. He had received little education and didn’t value it. In this post, Rachel reflects on her own education and what it can mean for millions of other girls around the world.