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Serving meals for our hungry neighbors

I came in and A group of students from Belmont was also volunteering that night, which was really neat because I got to speak with them about their alternative break experience here in Memphis, but they weren't terribly conversational. But basically I arrived at 4:30 and and I went in and washed my hands and began to make sandwiches and mix up the ingredients for chicken salad. We then assembled all of the food onto plates and around 6:15 we started handing them out to the people coming through for food and it was very heart warming. I especially loved doing this because I grew up working in a soup kitchen on the first Sunday of every month for years and my family just kind of stopped going but I loved it, so again it was nice to finally return.

Gave 3.00 hours on 10/13/2018 with Volunteer Odyssey, Jacob's Well, University of Memphis
Serving meals for our hungry neighbors

I came in and Church Health was also volunteering that night, which was really cool because I got to speak with them about their work. But basically I arrived at 4:30 and we were serving little caesars pizza this night so there wasn't as much prep which left some down time. During this down time, I was sitting on the floor in the main room just chilling and I had been talking to probably the coolest 7 yr old I will ever meet about how his mom throws parties every saturday and so he has her drop him off here so he can help make food and serve his brothers and sisters. While I was sitting there, this family of homeless children came in and the youngest one who is around 3 is still non verbal and very defiant (from watching them come the other times) and mostly runs from people. I suspect he is on the spectrum just from my past experiences working with children very very similar to him, but anyways, he ran over to me and curled up in my lap and playing with my gloves and sat there giggling and drooling on me for the next 20 mins and it was just such a beautiful interaction and experience that honestly brought me to tears because I have spent the last few summers working with young kids but I stepped away from that this past summer to work with 11th and 12th graders and I honestly forgot how pure and innocent they are. So yeah, and then we served the food and cleaned up and sat thru the church service and then left.

Gave 3.00 hours on 10/06/2018 with Volunteer Odyssey, Jacob's Well, University of Memphis
Analyse Capodiferro

Analyse @ University of Memphis Department of Theatre and Dance

For the past three months, I spent every night of my life in rehearsals as the Assistant Director, Script Advisor, and Dramaturg for a new devised piece called "Shaming Jane Doe". This new work is based off of the Brock Turner Trial and serves to blow up Rape culture and analyze why this is an ongoing event in society. Throughout this process I have learned sooo much. I had done a devised work before with an LGBTQ+ group, but I was on the other side of the table as an actress rather than an AD or script person, which gives you a whole new perspective. I spent the last 3 months doing so much research it isn't even funny. I also constantly was writing down everything that was happening in rehearsals and learning the stories of survivors and discussing how we move forward from here. My biggest goal as part of this project was to ensure that as a show it served as a Call to action for both those unaffected as well as survivors and create the conversation that should be constant and ongoing about how our culture views rape and how the victims are treated by those in society. I worked collaboratively with the whole cast and team to create this show with them from basically ground up and I am a stronger leader, harder worker, and more well rounded human because of it.

Gave 5.00 hours between 09/22/2018 and 11/14/2018 with Volunteer Odyssey, University of Memphis
Serving meals for our hungry neighbors

I came in and Church Health was also volunteering that night, which was really cool because I got to speak with them about their work. But basically I arrived at 4:30 and and I went in and washed my hands and began to make sandwiches and mix up the ingredients for chicken salad. We then assembled all of the food onto plates and around 6:15 we started handing them out to the people coming through for food and it was very heart warming. I especially loved doing this because I grew up working in a soup kitchen on the first Sunday of every month for years and my family just kind of stopped going but I loved it, so it was nice to finally return.

Gave 3.00 hours on 09/22/2018 with Volunteer Odyssey

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