interview/ autobiographical reflections

What is it like to stray from the path that's laid out to you by your family? How does one make that decision? How does one deal with the anxiety and anger of the community one leaves behind? What are the risks you take and what rewards can the journey bring?

Go out with your notebook and interview someone who left the familial/r road to embark on a journey of their own making. Before posting your essay about what you have learned, make sure to keep the identity of your interviewee confidential - unless you have asked for permission to reveal it. If you yourself have journeyed away from the path expected of you, you can write a personal essay reflecting on your own experiences. If you are not comfortable posting your essay on toolkit please send it to bach@virginia.edu.