A Reflection from Emily

A Reflection from a Mennonite Voluntary Service Intern

By Emily Neufeld

In my year at WATER, I learned the power of hospitality, resilience, and community. Hospitality emerged from the hours spent in conversation (with a cup of tea in hand) hosting prominent feminist scholars, question askers, and change-makers. Resilience was obvious in the way we kept hope and action at the forefront of the day-to-day work at WATER in a time of political corruption. Most importantly, community grew from the investment Mary and Diann continually make in my life, friendships formed with summer interns (Claire, Kali, Kennedy), and support that continues from countless women who are all part of this powerful Alliance.