I recently graduated with my BA in Intercultural Studies (emphasis on cross-cultural studies) from Northwest University.
I just returned from a 3-month internship in Makeni, Sierra Leone, and soon after packed my Subaru up and drove to Memphis to intern with Women of Hope International until October.
I believe in social, political, economical, and religious justice for all people.
I was born the fifth of seven children.
I have always had a strong belief in the power of art--particularly that of my great love: film--to create and nurture empathy.
I traveled to Sierra Leone several times in the past. It was during this time that I learned essential knowledge and experiences. Most importantly, I learned to drop the saviour humanitarian act. It may make me feel good, but it does not do a lot of good.
Instead, I am focused on being a good community member (both locally and in the global community): learning from others and facilitating for others.
I am not supposed to give a voice to the voiceless. I am meant to let the voiceless speak for themselves.
My hopes for the future include continuing my education into post-grad (including a doctorate), experiencing the world, working for an organization that strives for justice, and setting up a film and arts education program for children and youth in West Africa to tell their own stories in their own ways.
Most Recent Film I loved
Tracks (2013) dir. John Curran
The Wounded Healer by Henri J.M. Nouwen
LAST ALBUM PURCHASED
WAR by U2
“Those who cross the sea change the sky above them, but not their souls.”