Like many others, I have been taking in the last few weeks with so many things I wanted to say but lacking the words. Though I still don't have the words and probably never will, I know that staying silent about issues that matter is the fuel that allows injustice to perpetuate unchallenged. So, though these … Continue reading I Am Because You Are
This week I saw an elephant for the first time. Driving through Kruger National Park in South Africa, I looked up to find what first appeared to be moving boulders atop the nearest hill. Upon further inspection, I saw a few wiggling ears and a trunk curling around a branch to pull down the elephant's … Continue reading Is This Real Life?
Two years ago, I went on a “pilgrimage” through South Africa to study racial segregation and reconciliation. Hearing that white individuals would give their non-white brothers and sisters a Bible and then in the name of God take their land and brutally beat or murder them, I felt intense hatred for the first time that … Continue reading A Pilgrim On a Journey
I think I am having what my professor might call “a quarter-life crisis.” I have exactly one week left until I am officially a senior in college, the much-anticipated year where all the big decisions of the entirety of my future must be decided at the age of 21. As I have been filling out … Continue reading I Want To Live An Adventure