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About Me

Hi there!  My name is Mary, a recent college graduate just trying to figure this life thing out.  I recently graduated from the University of Chicago with a degree in Political Science and Comparative Race & Ethnic Studies, and I'm currently conducting research in Senegal on a Fulbright grant. 

I've been wanting to share more of my writing with the world for some time now, but self-doubt and fear of failure kept me from actually doing so.  A Fulbright year presented a great opportunity to overcome these anxieties and begin sharing more of my thoughts, experiences, and musings with my loved ones (and with the world), so... Blackbird Blair was born!

My hope is that this blog will be a space for learning and growth for you all as much as it is for me.​  Thanks for reading!


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Please note that this is not an official site of the Fulbright Program.  The views presented in this blog are my own and do not represent the views of the Fulbright Program, the U.S. Department of State, or any of its partner organizations.

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