Beauty

Beauty Omnipresent and plentiful; Every EYE can behold thee. No magic, no twinkle, no contour; Ambiguous as it is vague, Indescribable for the unconscious and simple for the ‘woke.’ There’s an ease in its step. It’s cool like that, real just like that. Stop hiding, it’s waiting for you.  

Confident

Confident Invisible cloak that once covered me, Stripped of my own superficiality. Beaten and torn down, yet finally free! I now secure in the language it speaks. Mind and soul connected as one, An emotion created by the beat of a foreign drum. Flames revealed themselves from its open doors. Vulnerable, I come before the.

LIFE

Life Painted visions, Dreamt up, erased then stroked again to perfection. This bliss, my fantasy. Omnipresent it seems. My pseudo happiness, Foggy perception of reality. Gone is that dream! My story not ended in ever after.  

IES – Limitless: Reflections on a Life Enhancing Experience

It still hasn’t fully hit me that I was able to travel halfway across the globe and had the opportunity actually to live in China! *takes deep breath* WOW! Although I had two previous study abroad experiences, my time in Shanghai definitely brought about new discoveries and breakthroughs. Even after I considered not writing at all, I still chose to …

BBB – 5 Things You’ll Need a Whole Lot of to Make It in China

1 – Patience One of the first things you’ll realize upon arrival in China is that the people are not that nice. They will bump you to get unto the train or fight you for a seat, cars will not stop for you at crosswalks, and not everyone wants to help you find that new restaurant. These things may seem …

#TBT – CROOKEDencounTers for the Maroon Tiger

During my senior year at Morehouse College, I was able to contribute to my school’s multimedia group, The Maroon Tiger, by creating and writing for CROOKEDencounTers, an editorial based column that covered various topics and was designed to help provide my peers and youth advice through the use of my own experiences and encounters. See below to explore my crooked past!

IES – Choosing The “RIGHT” Study Abroad Program – Part II

In Part One, I highlighted societal views, cost of living, language barriers, culture, and human rights as the fundamental components to examine when selecting a study abroad program. While these are all extremely important factors to consider, the factors I have listed below are those I erroneously failed to take into account when choosing my program, and now two-thirds complete …

IES – Choosing The “RIGHT” Study Abroad Program – Part I

Studying abroad is a life enhancing opportunity every student should experience, but choosing the right location/program is not as easy as it seems. When I first decided to study abroad, I considered several factors: climate, cultural/societal views, cost of living, cuisine, and potential language barrier. At that time, I knew that I wanted to study in a region I had …

IES – Two-Month Breakthrough

During our first week of orientation, each individual was asked to state their name, school, major, and reason for coming to China. Unlike my peers, who were more so looking to gain something tangible/external from the experience, ability to speak Chinese more fluently or expertise in Chinese economics, I was seeking to grow more intrinsically. Coming to China for me …

BBB – Documenting my travels: Getting it right never…

In trying to find the perfect thing to say or write, I am drawing blanks. I don’t necessarily have a think room here and this Starbucks is sort of packed, so… I’ll just type and hope something sticks. Before I started my abroad experience in Shanghai, I agreed to blog for two websites, Black Beyond Borders and IES Abroad, all …