Amanda began this blog in July 2018, she was born and raised in Washington, D.C. She is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Testimony Project, Washington D.C. which is a bilingual, independent, multimedia initiative, based in Washington, D.C. and Medellín, which provides all victims-survivors of gender-based and sexual violence, the opportunity to tell their stories, receive support, find community, and be heard. She is a bilingual activist, writer, anthropologist/sociologist, and documentary filmmaker. She was previously an English Teaching Fellow as part of Colombia's Ministerio Nacional de Educación's, Colombia Bilingüe program, where she taught English at an all-girls school here in Medellín. As part of her social project as a English Teaching Fellow on the Colombia Bilingüe program, she led a human rights club for her high school students, Club de Derechos Humanos. She is a sometime English teacher, who loves writing, and does digital strategy, social media and content marketing, and web design. Amanda is the Director of Social Media and Consultant for Draper College Consulting. As an undergrad she did human rights research in Chile and the United States. While studying at the Universidad de Chile, she conducted research on human rights and historic memory of the Pinochet era at Chile’s Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos. Amanda calls Washington, D.C. Medellín, Colombia, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil home. Amanda loves to read and travel, has a serious ají (hot sauce) addiction, and enjoys having adventures. You can see her portfolio, learn more about what Amanda is currently up to, and her research here and you can also find her on Instagram.

 
amanda draper, author and founder of mi vida en medellín

amanda draper, author and founder of mi vida en medellín