My #YALI2019 Alpha Familia

My #YALI2019 Alpha Familia

Before we had secured the American visas, the program admin at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln called us for short conversations about our expectations, interests and how they can make the Mandela Washington Fellowship more relevant to each and every one of us....
I Was Gonna Be the ‘Valedictorian’

I Was Gonna Be the ‘Valedictorian’

I was back like I never left. Woke up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. The sun was shining brighter than ever. The birds were chirping melodiously. This was me, in the United States of America. My excitement was renewed. Showed up to class just beaming! I’d...
I’ll Never Be Quiet! Loud and Proud

I’ll Never Be Quiet! Loud and Proud

I had a boy tell me to shut up not once but twice this week and it had me seething. And here’s why, since I was a child too many people would try to govern what came out of my mouth and it felt like I had a knack for saying the wrong things. I’ve come to...
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