• Home
  • /Archive by category ' My Life '

Archive For: My Life

Too American for Nigeria, Too Nigerian for America

Too American for Nigeria, Too Nigerian for America

The Plight of the Immigrant-American, written Fall 2015 It wasn’t until my recent trip to Nigerian that I realized just how American I am. Up until studying abroad in spring 2014, solely identified as Nigerian, a delusion that is mostly due to the way I was raised. As a first generation American, my parents wanted to ensure ... Read More
Lessons from The White House

Lessons from The White House

The White House Internship Program is designed to cultivate young leaders and give them an opportunity to develop their leadership skills and gain exposure to the public service sector via an Executive Office assignment. Naturally, there’s a lot of exposure to v important public sector leaders. Throughout my time there, I jotted down notes from mentoring meetings, brown bags, roundtables ... Read More
Return of the Kween

Return of the Kween

Hello, It’s me. You’ve been wondering what have I been up to in my one year (but really two-year) hiatus. Before I get into all of that, take two seconds to follow me on Instagram and Twitter (@KweenPhotos) so you can stay up to date on what I’m up to and new photography. Have you done it….? ... Read More
ATLien in DC

ATLien in DC

Every summer for the past couple of years, my cousins come up from Atlanta to visit for a few weeks. I used their visit this time around to show one of them around the capital city. What other place to begin than Ben’s Chili Bowl? Honestly, this was also my first time at Ben’s so ... Read More
US Marine Corps Sunset Parade

US Marine Corps Sunset Parade

Next stop in my Washington DC adventures: Iwo Jima Memorial. But not just on any old day, I visited during the Marine Corps Sunset Parade at the Iwo Jima Memorial. The parades run from every year from May to August. The parade ends with a silent march just as the sun is setting.  I was in such ... Read More
#BoldLips4SickleCell

#BoldLips4SickleCell

  Today’s the last day of September but the awareness shouldn’t stop. There were a number of ways to get involved and spread awareness. I did the #boldlipforsicklecell a couple of times on Instagram. On Saturday, September 20th, a group of me and my brother’s friends joined in the Stomp Out Sickle Cell 5k walk ... Read More
Study Abroad Take Aways

Study Abroad Take Aways

“What study abroad has taught me” these are pretty chopping thoughts because I jotted them down as I learned them. I left them this way because they are better left ‘raw’. I already knew I could ‘chef it up’ but being here really put my skills to the test. Nigerian, Italian, clean eating, I can ... Read More
One Month Later…

One Month Later…

Today marks one month since I landed back in the United States and I still can’t believe I really spent five months in France. Five months without seeing my family and closest friends, leaving everything I know behind. If you know me, you know I don’t do tears. Prior to this semester I have cried ... Read More

Desensitized to Racism?

Text sent to a British-American friend: So I went out with a white Canadian girl, a British-Indian girl and two Irish guys. On the way back we went to this food stand and these two French guys were being rude and talking trash. We had had a few drinks but the Canadian girl and I were sober. So these two ... Read More