No More Secret Allies

Do not text me about how mad you are about Ahmaud Arbery’s murder. Or George Floyd. Or the next one that comes across two days late to your social media feed. Do not send me a Slack message telling me how sorry you are about the racist thing that is CURRENTLY being said to meContinue reading “No More Secret Allies”

Diversity & Inclusion in International Development

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, one of my favorite writers and thinkers, recently penned one the best post-presidential election essays I’ve read, Now Is the Time to Talk About What We Are Actually Talking About (The New Yorker, December 2, 2016). If you read it and it hits home for you the way it did for me, you’llContinue reading “Diversity & Inclusion in International Development”

Woman. Black. Strong. Sick.

Barely an hour into the hike, each step up the steep incline on Mount Mulanje in Malawi reminded me of the weight of my backpack. Midway up the rocks, the guide, my friend and the porter who carried her pack and I all rested. On this small landing sat three small girls who waited and played withContinue reading “Woman. Black. Strong. Sick.”