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Can We Pretend that Airplanes…

The first time I ever noticed airplanes or even thought about being somewhere outside of my home in Accra was when I watched my mother leave. Since then, airplanes have had a strange significance for me: growth. Not growth I intended to have at six years old, but, growth nonetheless. I write about that experience…

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Money Matters

Money comes and goes—or so I tell myself every time I buy a one way ticket to a place I did little to no research on prior to my departure date. On a scale of free to deeply oppressed, I have accepted (much to my chagrin) that my financial background, until I can change it,…

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Housewifing in Spain

When I was younger, much younger, I backpacked around Spain without a phone. That was an exciting time in my life but I decided to let that energy stay in my teenage years and not beyond. I am barely twenty-three and I find that I am extremely tired. Constantly trying to be the best at…

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HIV and China

I write about sex and love more than I probably should but alas, I wake up every morning a virgin and so I think it perfectly okay. For two nights in China, I laughed and held a guy who loved to tell me how amazing I was. And so I amazed him the best way…

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You are so far away

I used to pride myself in always picking a new country to visit instead of being comfortable revisiting the same one over and over. And then, I fell in love; none of these new adventures mattered anymore; I had found the one adventure I wanted to pursue and no distance could stop me. Until I…

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Lonely, but make it foreign

How did you spend your holidays? Did you get to go home, wherever and whoever that is, to find comfort? Did you get to unwind and reflect on the absurdity that was 2018? Or did you get lost in a new country surrounded by new people? Do you have any resolutions for this year? Or…

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Five Moments

If you had to pick five crucial moments that completely changed the person you are today, which would you pick? The day you were born? A near death experience? Your first kiss? The day you lost someone dear to you? Yesterday, I introduced my concentration (individualized major) to a group of professors by highlighting the…

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