Glimpse Correspondent Spring 2011!

So… this is big news.

I’m among the ten writers and photographers that have been selected as a Spring 2011 Glimpse Correspondent.

I’m stoked because (as noted in the previous two posts), I keep wanting to cop out. Cause this is scary shit. And as I begin to contact NGOs and service agencies, a new fear is cropping up: I’m afraid of being The Do-Goodey White Lady. As in, what right do I have to write about this shit?

Two things have kept me going so far. One of them is the uncomfortable feeling of a story writhing around inside you, wanting to get out. The other is the absolute conviction that this is a story that needs to be told and, more importantly, needs to be heard.

And now a fuckton more people will be hearing it.

So, cool. Now I can’t cop out.

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10 Responses to “Glimpse Correspondent Spring 2011!”


  1. 1 Lesley January 4, 2011 at 11:30 am

    Wow, congratulations! Very exciting news. Can’t wait to read what comes out of your trip.

  2. 2 Dianne Sharma Winter January 4, 2011 at 11:36 am

    the best thing is that you have found a way to get the story out of writhing around inside of you, looking forward to reading your unique insights ms whitey!

  3. 3 Abbie January 4, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    I am SO excited for you – congrats!!!

  4. 6 Naomi January 5, 2011 at 6:26 am

    OH HELL YES!!

    Congrats lady 🙂

  5. 7 Valerie January 5, 2011 at 7:09 am

    So excited for you Lauren! I’ve just finished my own little travel project that I am planning on turning into a book, which I fear I’ll end up copping out on as well. But having invested so much into it already, and with so many people expecting an end result, I really owe it to all of them, not to mention myself, to see it through, even if it takes me 10 years.

    Good luck! Can’t wait to hear about it.

  6. 8 Candice January 5, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    They couldn’t have picked someone better, congrats, woman!

  7. 9 Ekua January 5, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    Congratulations, Lauren! Good luck with everything. I am looking forward to reading your stories!

  8. 10 neha January 7, 2011 at 2:06 am

    Congratulations Lauren! Can’t think of a more worthy candidate. So very excited for you 🙂


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Lauren Quinn is a writer and traveler currently living in Hanoi. Lonely Girl Travels was a blog of her sola travels and expat living from 2009 to 2012. She resides elsewhere on the internet now.

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