Author Archives: Mak

Thank you!

And we’re here…at the end of 2011. This will be my last post here. I don’t think I would have believed how much blogging would become part of my life when I started in 2008. I’m taking away from it … Continue reading

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An African Thanksgiving in America

I had this great idea. I thought that it would be fun to give you a glimpse of what a (West) African Thanksgiving looks like in America, since Thanksgiving is tomorrow in the U.S. Then, I changed my mind. Then, … Continue reading

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5 Ways To Make a (real) Concrete Difference

I thought a discussion about making a difference would be a perfect follow-up to a post on Documentaries and Tough Issues. Most people leave documentaries going “now what?”. Here are 5 ways to kick Helplessness feelings to the curb.  1. … Continue reading

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The Sensitive Person’s Guide to Watching (Tough) Documentaries…and Hard Things

Before I start, I want to take a second to say hi to the newest readers. Hi, Lorie, Brianna and Daniel! Okay, let’s start. Picture the scene. It’s 10:00 p.m. I’m lying in bed, with the lights turned off and the … Continue reading

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What to wear to an all-day conference/event

This is the post in which I attempt to be a fashion blogger. Let’s see how I do. The first thing any self-respecting stylist/advice columnist/fashion blogger will tell you when you ask about what to wear to a conference is, … Continue reading

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5 things about my TEDx MidAtlantic experience

This post is long overdue. On October 29th, I spent a cold, rainy (and eventually slightly snowy) Saturday in D.C with people who are inspired by ideas.  I was at TEDxMidAtlantic. It was the first place I’ve been since college … Continue reading

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Hi! That’s me shyly saying hello to you wherever you may be. I’ve been away to take care of some things, on the spiritual side of things. It was a nice (and purposeful) break and I’m glad to be back … Continue reading


Open Letter to Wangari Maathai

Professor Maathai, It was during my second year in college when I first heard of your name. It was probably the answer to a trivia question. “Who was the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize?” I didn’t … Continue reading


Almost there.

I started blogging when I was in my second year in college. First on Blogger, then on WordPress. Most of my posts were (and still are quite) random. Some were more personal and conversational than the others. Some were short, … Continue reading

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The Money Question

This week’s question is about money. More specifically, what you would do if you had more money than you could ever think of. As the first- and second-generation children of immigrants grow older along with the rise of Social Entrepreneurship, … Continue reading

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