“What happened at the New Orleans?” 12 Years Later

Twelve years later, everybody knows what happened, but not many can truly grasp how real it was. Sometimes I forget that everybody’s life didn’t change on August 29, 2005. Twelve years later, I also easily forget how many lives changed and ended on that day and in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. As someone who made … More “What happened at the New Orleans?” 12 Years Later

Trump’s African Soulmate

  “Our universe grants every soul a twin – a reflection of themselves- the kindred spirit.” None of Trump’s numerous significant others have managed to fit this script, but guess who does. Another unprepared, unqualified, charismatic, anti-establishment president whose impeachment has been the desire of the masses from the get, South Africa’s President Zuma. Clearly … More Trump’s African Soulmate

Hungry… for Knowledge

*Insert statistic about starving African babies. *Insert image of starving, naked African kids. *Insert reality check that my students, whether they own one or five uniforms, come to school everyday looking sharper than a razor blade, electricity or not. But really, my kids are starving. They’re not starving for whatever you have to offer on … More Hungry… for Knowledge

Downsizing: Don’t Let Clutter Block Your Blessings

I have a pretty dope wardrobe. I’m under the impression that most people feel that way but for me, this was a new realization. I’m always, “going to spend that next check on a wardrobe upgrade,” but happy hours and flight deals have a way of re-arranging your budget. At home with a full closet, … More Downsizing: Don’t Let Clutter Block Your Blessings

Sisters and Bros in Different Area Codes: Community as Family

One of the first lessons we learn in life is the importance of family. In a conversation with one of our amazing guest bloggers, he pointed out to me that the concept of a nuclear family is a western idea. When I thought about it I realized he was right. The geographical, economic and social layout … More Sisters and Bros in Different Area Codes: Community as Family

Writing Home

“The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” – Maya Angelou In this section of the blog, you will have access to a new, yet old kind of home. Earlier this year I began my journey as a Fulbright Teaching … More Writing Home