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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, round ... 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

Coming of Age?

I always have a certain “coming of age” feeling whenever I change my wallet. This is only my second wallet exchange. I held on to the blue one for as long as possible, way past the day the zipper broke. I bought it for no more than 20£ at a small boutique in London back ... Read More

What Kind of Person Are You?

This semester as really shown me who my “roots” and “leaves” are as described by Tyler Pery below: ‘I have this tree analogy when I think of people in my life, be it friends, family, acquaintances, employees, co-workers, whomever…They are all placed inside what I call my tree test. It goes like this: LEAF PEOPLE ... Read More

Google Doodle Proves Women > Men

Today’s doodle pays homage to Ada Lovelace, a brilliant mathematician and the first programmer. I find it a bit ironic that since technically the first programmer was a woman, that programming is now a male-dominated career. I wonder what caused it. What if Bill Gates had been a women? Would there be more women in ... Read More

New Perspective

Just felt the need to share this.ThinkAndGrowChick’s experience is somewhat similar to mine. I love the new perspective of her goals. Click here for the full article As I’ve alluded to in other post, my faith in God as a Christian has been a huge source of strength and inspiration to me. Whether it was ... Read More