Lessons from conversations with my past

Part one: {the intimate} I am 20 years old. This means, I was born 2 years after the Genocide against the Tutsi. If you know me, You know I breathe, eat and sleep Rwanda My life… is Rwanda And Rwanda… is my life. My drive in life… is Rwanda And when I say Rwanda I …

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Reclaiming our identities through names: from Inès to Amata

{there is beauty. rhythm. songs. respect. dignity. pride. history. struggle. resistance. in my mother tongue. everything i forget when i borrow the white man’s language.} All transitions are hard. Nothing concerning change is easy. I know this because ever since I decided to, well not change, more like take on another name, it has been …

Rwandan workforce: The culture and double standards of internships in Rwanda.

"It is a privilege to study in the U.S." I have said this before but maybe I should put more emphasis saying that we are socialized to believe that education in the U.S. is the best education one can acquire. Ministers, deputies, ambassadors and other important people in our country have in some way studied …

My children will NOT be lied to: Why I decided to give ALL my children female Afrikan warrior names.

When I took my first women studies course, my LIFE CHANGED drastically. Besides the obvious fact that you learn about women’s oppression, intersectionality and ways to bring about change, I owe my renewed strong love for Afrikan women to this course. Towards the end of the course, for our final project we were supposed to …