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
Last Friday the artist in me decided to paint. I took a canvas, a couple of brushes and different paint colors. My goal was to have a painting of a yellow flower. About an hour into painting, I had already done exactly that and added leaves with cool side effects. I decided to add the … Continue reading What are you hiding…from you?
A couple of months ago I was on the phone with my dad. I was explaining my ‘situation’ and how it was hard for me to comprehend certain classes and that I was almost sure I would fail. I also mentioned that someone had ‘advised’ me to drop it or retake it as an … Continue reading The Universe knows who you are. Ask it!
A couple of days ago I was really not having this so-called life. It was one of those stressful days where even waking up is a struggle. There's something about knowing that someone has provided you with everything possible including sacrificing their entire existence for you to have a better education that just makes it even … Continue reading It’s okay to “not have it all” together !?!