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5 Ways to Sneak More Reading into Your Day

I don’t know about you, but my reading list feels infinite at this point. Here is just a snippet: Biographies/memoirs of awesome people like Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama and The Work: Searching for a Life That Matters…

March 27, 2018
Nkem Story

10 Things I Don’t Miss About Living in Nigeria

I’ve been back in Nigeria for 6 weeks now and I’ve talked about the things that I’m missing, like family, friends, spontaneous and insightful conversations and mango season. Now I want to talk a bit about the things I most definitely do not miss.…

March 23, 2018
Education & Career

Why You Should Ditch Motivation

As the Olympics and Lent get underway and as I enter a new stage in my freelancing goals, I’ve been thinking a lot about motivation and discipline. Olympians are the best in the world at what they do, and we know they all got…

February 20, 2018
Education & Career

How to Successfully Apply for a Fellowship Program

I specifically wrote this post for Fellowship applications, but the advice is applicable to scholarship applications as well. Enjoy.  So you’ve decided that doing a fellowship program is for you and you’ve decided which one(s) you want to apply to. GREAT! You’re half way…

January 29, 2018
Nkem Story

25 to 25: Becoming the Woman I Want to Be

In exactly 23 days I will turn 25-years-old. Twenty-Five. Vingt-Cinq ans. A quarter of a century. It’s just crazy. The Versions of Me In some ways, I still feel like the passionate, wide-eyed 18-year-old that first skipped off to college, excited to embrace a…

December 11, 2017