Author Archives: Evangeline Edwards

The Significance of Yams in Nigeria

My friend grew up in Nigeria before coming to the US for college. He says yams are life in Nigeria. Friend:“The yam is the staple food and therefore a measure of masculinity and wealth. If a family has a lot of yams, you’re rich because you can feed your family. This makes you a strong… Continue Reading »

Hamburger/Hotdog Folding

My sister grew up in the United States, where most kids are introduced to arts and crafts at a very young age. As many know, there are two ways to fold a piece of paper: hamburger (narrow edge to narrow edge) or hotdog (wide edge to wide edge). Allegra: “I was introduced to the folding… Continue Reading »

Bears and Menstruation

My mother grew up in rural California. She spent a lot of her time outside and hiking. When she was a Girl Scout, she heard that when you are on your period you should avoid going in the great outdoors. JE:”I always heard growing up that it wasn’t safe to hike or go camping while… Continue Reading »