Dissonance & Duality

Four or so months ago, I was welcomed into the School of Social Work with a greeting that continues to deeply resonate with me: You. Belong. Here. We have all left our communities to come here. Yet, the thing is, often, the deeper our relationship with our communities, the heavier the burden. There are many … Continue reading Dissonance & Duality

The Comeback Kid

A year ago, I boarded the red-eye back to Raleigh from a five-week, bittersweet adventure on Oahu, Hawaii. I had not been back to my home for nearly seven years and though being reunited with my childhood playground and where I came from was incredibly refreshing, ultimately, it was not the primary reason for my … Continue reading The Comeback Kid