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...
We Need Women Who Are Wild, Wild, Wild

We Need Women Who Are Wild, Wild, Wild

Pulitzer Prize winning historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich wrote “well-behaved women seldom make history” in a 1976 and when I saw it I just thought well yeah, Bad Girl RiRi didn’t make history by conforming or being a good girl. Anyways, being in the...
#YALI2019 Two Days Later…I Crashed

#YALI2019 Two Days Later…I Crashed

Yep. It was only 48 hours since I had landed in the land of the free and I crashed. We were approaching the end of the day when I started feeling like everything was loud. I couldn’t gather my thoughts and the room was crowded. My body was spinning like...
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