A few weeks ago, I was having an interesting conversation with someone about what their wish for the world was. Their initial wish was for there to not be “deadbeat dads” in this world. It was for parents to not have the option of walking out of their children’s lives. Soon enough, it dawned on … Continue reading What if they don’t stay?
I’ve always loved travelling and it didn't matter whether it was 45 min away from home or 30 hours. The idea of going away fascinated me and so I felt like I was on good terms with Change. I forgot that each time I went away for a day or a month, it felt so … Continue reading What scares you the most about starting over?
In these past couple of weeks the theme of fear kept coming up a lot in conversations that I would have but also in my everyday life. I’ve recently found out (amongst many revelations) and accepted that I am scared of a lot of things that are truly out of my control. Before I go … Continue reading What’s your greatest fear?
I am officially a few weeks away from graduating and the statement “It takes a village” couldn’t be any truer. It took a great support system to make it this far despite the odds. I owe the person I am to hundreds of people who one way or another inspired me, supported me, encouraged … Continue reading …Try again later…
Two years ago I moved on-campus at my university in Maine for the fall semester. Somewhere in November it started getting cold. I remember sitting on a sofa in the small suite and thinking about how quickly things had changed again. I thought about how I had left Ohio a few months prior to that, … Continue reading Win some…lose some
(If you are from my community and at any point feel uncomfortable reading this, please ask yourself why. To anyone one who wishes to understand the story behind this, click here) Dear Francine Nyanzaninka, How sad is it that the only time I get to write to you is under these circumstances? I wish I … Continue reading Fly with the angels…
First things first : HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!! I’ve been putting off writing this blog post for almost a month now, it’s one of those things that hit home and you try to avoid saying them out loud yet here we are 😊 A couple of months ago I was talking to my good friend as … Continue reading Mis-es and all…
A couple of nights ago I spoke to one of my greatest friends on the phone and besides all the jokes and silly comments, she said something along the lines of “If you think about a baby…people don’t take cater to babies just because they want to be seen as “good” but rather because they … Continue reading The greatest gift to humanity is…all of you.
Here One of the most common phrases you’ll often hear from us is “ I miss Africa” The first time I said it to one of my American classmates, he looked surprised America like they say, the land of the free and home of the brave Africa like they say, the land of wars … Continue reading Here…Then…Now (Compilation of two poems and a letter dedicated to Gatumba Genocide survivors)
About a month ago I sat with a woman at a kitchen table and we were talking about nothing and everything. I’ve always been curious about other people’s lives, stories, setbacks, failures, and all so I ask. We had been talking a lot about the role of women in general and the feminist in me … Continue reading As you are…As you wish