A few weeks ago, I had the honor of attending a conference that brought together some of the brightest leaders and entrepreneurial minds in the world- all under age 30. A well renowned and established institution hosted the week-long event that featured continuous networking opportunities, panels, speakers, and of course an open bar. Overall it […]Read More Diversity Includes Disability
About a week ago a change against my favor in a classic millennial intentionally undefined relationship triggered a mood swing. Though I was able to move past the initial situation quite quickly, my mood did not regulate itself inline with my actual emotions. I had emotionally moved on, but my body was still lingering in […]Read More On Being Triggered into a Mood Swing
Confession- the reaction in this photo has nothing to do with the one thing I always travel with. The photo above is my reaction when I found out there was going to be beer at our next destination. But, my reaction when talking about this crucial object is essentially the same. And, I’m even […]Read More What I’ll Never Travel Without Again
I’m not a naturally trusting person when it comes to those that I do not know. I tend to see people as always having an agenda; especially in circumstances where I could be perceived as a naive tourist. But in Kenya, we had to rely on local knowledge and people in ways that I never […]Read More Hakuna Matata- Learning Trust in Kenya
The most basic answer to this is that I’m doing my dream job. I am working at the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village, which is a residential community that gives the most vulnerable youth in Rwanda with an opportunity to thrive in safe environment. They are provided with a high school education, an artificial family with whom […]Read More “So, what’re you doing in Rwanda?”
Walking onto the jetway at JFK to start the first leg of my journey to Rwanda, I had no desire to look behind me. I knew that I was moving forward and each step was taking me closer to my dream post-grad job. The first two months here have been everything I’ve wanted and more. […]Read More Moving Past Home
By definition, “Bipolarization” describes something that is either characterized by having two extremes, or it is something that is found at two different extremes. Living with Bipolar Disorder means living with more than just the symptoms. It is existing in two extremes on a day to day basis; from the way in which society portrays us […]Read More Why Bipolarization?