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 !?!
As I woke up today knowing it was International women's day, two thoughts rushed through my mind: I am honored to be where I am and doing what I am doing because of all the women before me who have sacrificed their existence so I can go after my dreams. From my grandmother, who was … Continue reading Will you break the glass ceiling?
A couple of weeks ago I was home with my cousin, we were talking about life-changing decisions that someone we knew very well had taken. Very few were pleased that it became a subject of long discussions. I sat and heard his point of view as well as what he thought would have been … Continue reading Will you love them back to life?
A while back, as we were talking, I found myself daydreaming about all the things I wanted to achieve in my lifetime and as I got to the part where I was telling him about my passion for writing poetry, novel and short stories he grew quiet then I said something along the lines … Continue reading What did you apologize for?
A long time ago, my family had moved to a different country and after summer, I had to start nursery school. I was able to skip the first two days of school but mama dragged me on the third day and it didn’t help that I got there when everyone had already picked their friends … Continue reading What will you overwhelm the world with?
A few nights ago I went to prepare for my classes in the study room on our apartment floor. I was eating my mini tarts when another student walked in to do her work. I made a comment about my tart and we both laughed as I was explaining how I and a friend … Continue reading What do you know for sure?