“Specialized in foreign & domestic” – this sign for Joe’s Auto Repair in Williamsburg, Brooklyn is what first sparked the idea for this blog post in my mind. “Am I foreign or domestic?”, I thought. What defines me to be foreign or domestic? Is it because I wasn’t born here the reason I’m foreign, or […]
Passed down over generations Started by one It’s what has always been done // Don’t disobey elders, They know better, Why can’t a child know more? College is an institution that grooms your career Why can’t I, the world, explore? Marriage is a scared bond Between a man and a woman Why? Does love look […]
“You’re a man”, I thought, and then I let it go. “You’re so strong, so powerful”, I thought, and then I let it go. “You’re supposed to act with vigor and virility, you’re a man”, I thought, and then I let it go. “You’re supposed to lead, and I follow, you’re a man”, I thought, […]
Do We Have No Choice?
This week’s New Yorker hosts a compelling read by journalist, Ben Taub, titled We Have No Choice. It is a story of young Nigerian girl, Blessing, and her journey from Benin City to Europe. The article covers so many topics. or should I say inhuman situations – human trafficking, prostitution, refugee conditions, smuggling, violence, blackmail […]
What Drives You?
Today is as good a day as any to really question what is driving you? Do you really know what it is? A little context would be to trace back these last few hours which have been devastating yet indisputably historic. We are living in the most unreal times – things we brushed off thinking […]