welcome to motherland! this blog, created by ryan martin-yates, follows the journey of a volunteer on an earnest search for liberation, peace & love. the main story of this blog is “motherland” which is ry’s episodic post series. ry will chronicle this journey in a series of chapters, in which discovery, joy, pain & all things in between is unraveled throughout the sacred ground that is south africa. alongside “motherland”, ry will also be sharing poems, images & other creative think pieces from this year of intentional service. thank you for investing in the journey!