I’m Anna Vogt. A friend once told me that it’s a name with integrity: the same coming as going. I think I’ll claim that.
I recently graduated with what I like to call my Masters Degree of Real Life: two years living and working in the community of Mampujan on the Caribbean Coast of Colombia with Mennonite Central Committee‘s Seed Program. I then transitioned to the capital of Colombia, Bogota, where I continued to work with MCC, as the Latin American advocacy and context analyst, out of the office of partner Justapaz.
I more recently relocated to Ottawa, where I work in advocacy and peacemaking with MCC.
All opinions expressed in this blog are mine.
This space is a reflection on a life lived in translation. Everything I experience, from language, to culture, to food, to society, to relationships, to politics, is interpreted through the lenses of who I am- as a Canadian/Colombian resident, as a woman, as a human being. The more I experience, however, the more my perspective changes and the translation shifts. Through it all, I seek to find the beauty, the grace and the absurd inherent in the everyday moments of life.
I also love coffee and llamas.