U.S. Democrats Are About to Assume the Care Of A ‘Sickly, Unsettled Child’

If America were a child and the presidency its guardian Photo by Jonas Karakoto on Unsplash America unveiled by 2020 is like a child who has wakened: vulnerable, screaming for attention, for comfort, for nourishment, for touch and connection, for belonging.  The child's development has been compromised by unfit guardianship in the form of poor … Continue reading U.S. Democrats Are About to Assume the Care Of A ‘Sickly, Unsettled Child’

Five Lessons For America From Kenya’s 2007 Graphic Post-Election Violence

Photo by Pawel Janiak on Unsplash From Christopher Columbus’ famous landing to the ongoing Antifa riots, American history is written in violence and blood. I never acknowledged this reality until the recent social unrest. Before that, I had enshrined America as my benevolent childhood hero incapable of injustice and violence. Growing up in rural Kenya, I romanticized … Continue reading Five Lessons For America From Kenya’s 2007 Graphic Post-Election Violence

I’m Helping my Children Celebrate Their Covid-19 Anxieties Away

Photo by Mi-Pham on Unsplash News of a second lockdown and tighter restrictions increased my children’s Covid-19 induced anxiety, requiring parenting creativity in how we eased them into isolation. With trembling lips, our 5-year-old put down his dinner spoon, stared teary eyed at his dad and said: “I don’t understand why there is no more school. There was … Continue reading I’m Helping my Children Celebrate Their Covid-19 Anxieties Away

President Donald Trump Might Have Won The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize

Were his personal life a reflection of peace Photo by John Cameron on Unsplash President Trump received three nominations for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize, which was awarded to the United Nations’ World Food Programme today. Trump was nominated by the Norwegian politician Christian Tybring-Gjedde for his peace efforts between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. The two states … Continue reading President Donald Trump Might Have Won The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize

What Is The Coronavirus ‘Liminal Phase’?

And Three Tips to Help you Reinvent and Survive Photo by Brian McGowan on Unsplash Covid-19 destabilized existing socio-economic structures and disrupted our existence. With the systems that supported many lifestyles decimated, your life goals may have changed, moved, or disappeared altogether. Being unable to plan your future with certainty may leave you restless, feeling as if you’ve … Continue reading What Is The Coronavirus ‘Liminal Phase’?

Victims of Racial Profiling are in Fight or Flight Mode in Public Spaces, And It’s Exhausting

A Racist incident at Meijer, and how personal identity is helping the victim overcome traumaPhoto by Rostyslav Savchyn on Unsplash‘The injustice that is racial profiling leaves the victim feeling unsafe and vulnerable,’ I thought, recalling my friend Lankeu’s recount of fear, helplessness, and the urge to run, although he knew he was innocent. Entranced by the intensity … Continue reading Victims of Racial Profiling are in Fight or Flight Mode in Public Spaces, And It’s Exhausting