“Insecure” Gets Me Nervous

I have been avoiding a few movies or shows that highly address VERY REAL struggles of a Black character. I vicariously live in them and what they are experiencing are things I have also experienced. It's more apparent when I watch shows like Insecure, Dear White People and Queen Sugar. They are great shows! There … Continue reading “Insecure” Gets Me Nervous

Children of Authoritarian Parents

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

Recommendations for Parents of College Students

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

Adolescents in Film

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

Zero Holiday Cheer

It's been a long haul of winter holidays where I felt like I was pretending to enjoy the holiday or overcompensate it by overindulging in presents, holiday music and decorations. But now as a fully self aware millennial, I understand the meaning "share the holidays with the ones you love". Because yes, family is important … Continue reading Zero Holiday Cheer

Study Sessions Filled with Love

Our rendition of spending time together is spent literally studying together. And being this space has been interesting. Together it's been great, trekking for places to study knowing we would either end up in the library or math building. Watching him talk to his classmates about induction and sets that gets me more attracted to … Continue reading Study Sessions Filled with Love