Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s book Americanah about love, loss and identity really spoke my story and my feelings. The premises of it is a young woman immigrating to the US leaving her home and her love. A young man’s immigrating to the UK looking for his love, freedom and identity. Their stories entangled in a web … Continue reading Americanah By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
This page is an addition to my plentiful story, I loved reading books and it really hard a strong hold on me when parents naturally censored TV shows and music. I instead used books to learn about all the things they were shielding me from. Relationships, violence, sex and other PG16 things. Some of you … Continue reading I Want To Read More
Good things really do come slowly and according to my partner, ALSO when you work hard to achieve it. And it finally happened to me! I have a full time employment. On top of that, it has the potential of being my first step into family therapy profession. The location is great and it will … Continue reading I’m Back and I’m Better
Learning about the many parenting styles, I found it difficult to recognize where the families I surround myself in would be placed. Being an immigrant from a family whose chrono-system was affected by the Rwandan Genocide, their parenting style seem to be a mixture of traditional and authoritarian parenting. Which, in my opinion is fascinating, … Continue reading Children of Authoritarian Parents
Have you tried eating healthy, because forget what they tell you, this shit is hard. When I was in school, stress eating and fast foods worked well to temporarily remind me what joy feels like. It was a learned habit that I grew into being away from home cooked foods to having the time or … Continue reading Healthy Living, This Shit is Hard
I forever loved cartoons and have a mixture of random genres under my viewer belt that I have watched. Trust, I have watched all spectrum of shows and none get me like illustrious show Steven Universe by Rebecca Sugar. Mostly because of their pastel colors, realistic body types and their irregular ass problems, it's a … Continue reading Steven Universe Soothes Me
I graduated from my University and it took me five years to be here today. I am on my 2nd month out of college and it's been a whirlwind of emotions. Achievements and setbacks are filling up my bucket, but more especially I have been spending a lot of gambling with opportunities that come by. … Continue reading Graduated and Unemployed
A great read of my own experiences questioning religion and who it seems to work in favor for.
In what has become a familiar refrain for African countries, Rwandan President Paul Kagame extended his country’s term limits thus granting himself the chance to extend his already exhaustive stay in power. Joining Kagame in the exclusive club of would be despots is the youthful and “born-again” leader of a country as small and historically perilous as his. That leader, Pierre Nkurunziza, won a disputed election last July that virtually guarantees him the right to govern Burundi until fate decides to surrender him into the hands of Hades. Word from Messrs.’ Kagame and Nkurunziza is that their rule represents the will of the people of their respective republics, and a casual glance at the winning margins of both men suggests that their claims are true; Kagame claimed 93% of the vote in the last election while Nkurunziza’s 70% should make him envious of his neighbor.
Kagame and Nkurunziza’s overtures burden…
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Both my parents went to college in Africa and were successful in their careers in medicine. This never changed when we came to the US. They started from the beginning, took the GED and took college classes and within the eight years since they came, completed they’re associate in nursing, an accelerated bachelors in nursing … Continue reading Recommendations for Parents of College Students
Coming from an upbringing in Zambia, a lot of what I watched though were African shows and movies, don’t get it wrong, with cable and without my parents channel restrictions until 4:00PM. Your girl was on it with Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, freaking Hallmark WHOO! We watch your shit too, might as well watch our … Continue reading Adolescents in Film