I'm black and I'm a student at the University of Florida, that should make me a part of Black UF, right? Seemingly, yes. However, we all know that differing social hierarchies, political structures, and cliques of friends make it easy for some students to get lost in the midst of what's supposed to be your … Continue reading Bridging Black UF
During Winter Break, I got the email every business major dreams of. I'd been selected to interview for Facebook's competitive sophomore internship program, Facebook University. I'd never felt such excitement about my future before. I prepared perfectly—or so I thought. I researched company history, culture, and current events—I even knew exactly how much money … Continue reading I Interviewed with Facebook and got Rejected – Here’s What I Learned.
In late November 2014, a grand jury in St Louis County declined to to indict Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. Brown was previously seen stealing cigarillos from a convenience store. Wilson shot Brown, who was unarmed, a grand total of twelve times. I was infuriated. At the time, I was smart enough … Continue reading I’ve Said #AllLivesMatter Before – Insight on Unlearning
Let's be real—I've been going through some shit recently. I've come to realize that the only way I could get through it was to first: process all of the negative emotions behind it. Then I had to tell myself that it's going to be okay. Lastly and most importantly, I had to actually believe that. The … Continue reading Steps to Unconditional Self-Acceptance