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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

I’m Famous! (kinda)

A while back my school of management’s communication department contacted me asking to write an article about my experience abroad. I answered a few questions, sent a few pictures and next thing I know (okay more like a few weeks later) I was front page on the GMU’s School of Management page. As if that wasn’t exciting ... Read More

21st @ Barceloneta

I spent my 21st birthday on the beach sipping traditional Cava Rose from a hole in the wall joint in Spain. I literally could not have imaged this is how I would spend it but I so happy it did. Let me rewind. A fellow Mason Patriot is studying abroad in Grenda, Spain. When I ... Read More

Study Abroad Bucketlist UPDATE

With only a month left, I thought I would do an update on my study abroad bucket list. “The List” Be able to order food at a restaurant completely in French – haven’t tried yet Post once a week (and improve the quality of my written post) – clearly the one a week posting didn’t happen. Whatcha ... Read More

#DarkSkinRedLips

This post is a bit late but I still felt the need to post it. About two weeks ago, founder of For Brown Girls (FBG), Kayrn Washington passed. After reportedly suffering from depression after her mother’s passing.  Honestly and sadly I did not come across her sites until after her passing. Her message is so ... Read More