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Kopila Valley Journal

March 15, 2015

Deepa’s Poem

In honor of International Women's Day last week, we'd like to share a poem written by one of our very own Kopila Scholars, Deepa Nepali. She originally performed this poem on stage last week and dedicated it to our partners She's the First. It took our breath away. All of the poetry training from the amazing Sarah Kay and the Word Warriors have clearly made an impression.

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March 09, 2015

Happy International Women’s Day!

This week many of our students ran and organized a "5k Race For Equality" hosted by our school for the community. Nearly 250 runners participated and showed up with their reason for running hand-written and pinned to their backs. The race in and of itself reminded me of change; how we all set out at the starting line on a sprint, thinking, “This is a piece of cake!” until you hit that big never-ending and incredibly difficult hill where all you can do is put one foot in front of the other, try to forget that your legs are burning, and do everything you can to keep going. Change is more than a hill, it’s a Himalayan mountain. It’s slow, it takes time, it takes putting one foot in front of the other. Sometimes you fall. Sometimes you don’t feel like you're even moving at all. Sometimes you think you're at the top but you're not. Sometimes you get lost. And sometimes you just want to give up. But at some point you stop, look back and see where you came from.

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January 01, 2015

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone!!! I hope you are enjoying a wonderful holiday season. I’m really not sure how 2015 came around already. Last time I checked it was 2008. I feel like I start every journal post these days with “Where does the time go?” but every time I go to write that’s all I can think about.

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