Fasting for Peace – Day Three

By Jane Lee, Life Academy Teacher

During my fast, I found myself reflecting on my pledge, “I understand that I am an important part of a learning environment.” As I spent the first part of my fast with friends on a 4-hour car ride, I wasn’t too focused on the fast and my restriction on eating, although I did find myself wanting to snack! It wasn’t until after I was without my friends that I had strong urges to eat anything! Luckily, as a huge foodie, I knew that I would need extra help with the fast and had enlisted a close friend who I had shared my pledge with. During the toughest time (around dinner time!) having a long, thoughtful conversation with my friend really helped me not only get through the rough part of my fast, but reminded me of my role as an educator.

Although I certainly wanted to break my fast several times, I kept thinking about my community at Life Academy: the students, the teachers and staff, and the leaders in AIA who work so hard to build our safe and strong community. It’s an honor to work with a group of people who are so passionate about empowering our youth. Thanks so much for this unique opportunity!

Please comment on this post if you supported today’s faster or fasted in solidarity with our movement.

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