Month: April 2017

First Week of Teaching

In these past few weeks I have come to conclude that I have two different people living within me. The first is named Am-Erica, and she is the part of myself that responds to African circumstances with an American attitude. She is easily frustrated and has a hard time being flexible. The second I call Af-rica, and she is the…

Speaking Activism

This past week has been a time of remembering in Rwanda. Of remembering a very tragic and horrendous part of their history. It has been a mere 23 years since the genocide that killed so many people and yet, there is a tangible sense of hope.Β Looking up and onwards, while still taking the time to fully grieve everything and everyone…

It’s the Small Things

There are two types of moto drivers in Rwanda. Those who try and avoid the potholes and bumps in the road and those who don’t. I prefer the former. Sometimes it’s impossible to avoid the bumps because you live on one long, dirt road that is mostly bumps. But you learn to just hold on to your helmet and roll…