Why you should support black creatives

It's probably starkly evident that I was asked to share my story as an African-American woman living in Uganda on one of the most influential blogs dedicated to such endeavors, hence the blog title. First off, I'm extremely humbled to be featured. You never know how your story will influence and inspire the rest. One … Continue reading Why you should support black creatives

Why my son was denied entry into the genocide museum

If you haven't read part 1 about my recent trip to Kigali, please read that first because it will give you some background on my overall experience in Rwanda. I spent approximately 2 nights and three days in the country as a whole, traveling between Kigali city in the central region and Lake Kivu which … Continue reading Why my son was denied entry into the genocide museum

Parent/Teacher conference success:5 proven strategies for teachers

  Parent Teacher Conferences...those three words used to make me cringe. If you’re like me, you don’t look forward to conference time. It’s like this extra dog and pony show that leaves some parents more anxious and overly aggressive than others and you….well exhausted! After teaching the entire day with 6 and 7 year olds, … Continue reading Parent/Teacher conference success:5 proven strategies for teachers

Don’t give up!

The last week of school...ahhhh. What can I say... I made it. I know, I can give you the infamous woe is me speech but I won't. Initially, I doubted my capability to handle the transition, primarily from an emotional perspective since I knew that my son wouldn’t be joining me this year. I tell … Continue reading Don’t give up!

Disadvantages to raising black children abroad

If you read my last post, I highlighted some of the benefits of raising African-American children overseas. In hindsight, I’ve also experienced situations that weren’t so pleasant. They were more like stark splashes of reality that kept my third eye open and aware. This post is about some of the disadvantages to raising African-American children … Continue reading Disadvantages to raising black children abroad