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

#BringBackOurGirls Stand & Sign in Solidarity

190 girls, 16 days, 0 progress. From what I’ve read, the US and UK are actively searching, but hopefully, each additional signature can fuel a fire:   I don’t  really have any words. But this needed to be shared. Now I understand why people say Goodluck Jonathon shouldn’t even dream of a re-election. It would ... Read More

La Boqueria – Barcelona

La Borqueira is one of the many reasons why I love Barcelona. It’s a huge market in the famous La Rambla street. You can find just about any food item here: raw, cooked, produce, meats and chocolate. This is where I had my first paella (not pictured). We spent an hour or so here but literally ... 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


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

La Sagrada Familia, #CrossEqualsLove

In light of Easter weekend, I thought I would share some of the photos from Barcelona, specifically the La Sagrada Familia. “The Holy Family” is an epic church that has been in the works since 1882 (yes, it’s still not finished). When it began, the lead architectural designer was non-other than Antoni Gaudi.  I didn’t ... Read More

和平 and Embracing Life

My friend who is studying abroad in China had the opportunity to interview First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama last week. The Interview is part of the First Lady’s much-publicized trip to China. The interviewer, Jeffery Wood is a Gilman Scholar and part of the White House’s 10,000 US-China Strong initiative. You can ... Read More