Why I feel more “balanced” after visiting Lake Kivu

So sorry for the delay in this post but the last two weeks have been filled with the fury of  report writing! Woo Hoo! How exciting! Anyways! The final leg of my very short trip involved a very scenic drive to Lake Kivu which is about 4 hours north-west of Kigali. I always appreciate road … Continue reading Why I feel more “balanced” after visiting Lake Kivu

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Why I would move to Rwanda tomorrow…

When I moved to Uganda over a year ago, I automatically became more interested in learning about various African narratives from different countries. I learned early on that relying on major news resources isn’t the optimal way to receive information about the continent. One particular narrative that stood out for me was Rwanda's story, especially … Continue reading Why I would move to Rwanda tomorrow…

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

Interview exclusive: The power of the spoken word…

I recently interviewed Murray Shiraz, a spoken word enthusiast in Kampala. I met Murray through a Facebook connect before arriving here due to my interest in developing productive relationships with intellectually motivated individuals who have a direct and positive impact on the empowerment of the Kampala community. Through his culture awareness, youth appreciation and love … Continue reading Interview exclusive: The power of the spoken word…