Sunday, October 24, 2010

Here I Stand/Sit

Sooooo I finally have free time and as I am sitting in my room attempting to finally write a post, I am speechless. I don't know what to write about. Damn.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Wild World

The Juxtaposition of the time I spent in Ghana and the 2 weeks I have spent at home is real and in some ways very very strange.
The constant fear of violence is real. The TV shows such as Snapped,and Unsolved Mysteries arent helping either.

The anniversary of September 11 forced me to step back and actually think about things from a different perspective.

I have come to the realization that I live in a scary and dangerous country.
I realized that while I was in Ghana I felt safer than I ever did in my whole life. knowing that I could go somewhere and not have to think about being abducted by some sick sexual predator or even be the target of some random crime was a relief.

We live in a scary world and being American does not ease the situation either.
I will be moving to D.C for a couple of months and I am trying my best to block out the memories of Chandra Levy and the D.C Sniper for the sake of my sanity.
I cant let these fears take control of my life anymore.

it's time to make moves.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

3 minutes to Sunrise

So I have a bad habit of not keeping up with the things that I start, prime example is this blog.

So many things have happened within these last few months that it would be hard to explain each and every event in one sitting. This fact as well as me feeling extremely lazy at this moment is in some ways an indicator of how much has happened to me as well as the readers of this blog waiting a little while longer to read something exciting. I will try my best though.

This year I graduated from College and I am already overwhelmed by all the work I have to do before going to grad school.

This summer as a graduation gift to myself I went to Ghana again for 2 months. I stayed with my BF in a town not too far from Legon called, Kwabenya. I also traveled to neighboring Togo and Benin ( pictures will be up later).

I really miss Ghana and see myself living there later on in life.

I haven't even been home 2 weeks and I am headed to D.C to live for 3 months. This should be interesting.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Some People Got to Have it!

Whoever said money isn't everything obviously had some.
Money has always been an issue with me. Sometimes I have a lot of it and just within a blink on an eye its all gone.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010


My Imperfections make me who I am, therefore you must take me as I am.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Real Pain! Real Action

I am an American Studies major so I talk about race, and inequality over and over again until my head is on the brink of explosion. This past quarter I have come to the most significant and important realization in my matter how many times one could talk about the ills of society and how change is very much needed-THIS IS REAL!
* Never in my life have I felt that I have had to speak for an entire community when it comes to discussing the problems that we face in society
* Never in my life have I felt uncomfortable in my own house/room
* Never in My life have I felt uncomfortable with doing my own Hair in the presence of a person that does not share the same experiences as me or a member or ally of my community.
* Never did I think I would have to fight to take a class during my last quarter of my Undergrad career on People of Africa by a BLACK professor
* Never in my life have I been SO DAMN ANGRY!

Coming from Ghana, I have thought about the ways in which I could work towards incorporating some of Ghana's genuiness and truthfulness into my everyday living.

At the end of every trying day I reflect for 15 minutes before I lay my head down and fall asleep. Some of the things that I experience on a daily basis makes the very core of my soul ache, no one knows my struggle. My years in college have made me a very hopeful thinker in terms of human nature and the constant belief that racism and ignorance could be cured; 4 months till graduation and that dream for me has been shattered. I am a good and kind person by nature, I have good intentions and I hate to see people hurt. No one cares to see my hurt, and it is not a type of hurt emotionally, its the type that is an attack on not my character but the color of my skin.