Overcoming That #ChristmasDebt

close up of a red christmas present with a gold bow

I procrastinated on buying Christmas presents… again. What can I say, being a student is expensive enough without taking into consideration all the gifts that you have to buy for Christmas. Lately, I’ve been thinking about why I even celebrate Christmas and how it has changed as I’ve gotten older. Growing up in Scotland, I knew Christmas as the time of the year when everything I had ever wanted was waiting for me underneath the Christmas tree. As I grew into my teenage years, which I spent in Jamaica, Christmas became more… Read More

Living Between the Lines

a passport with many visa stamps on it

Identity: I think I struggle with the meaning of this word even now. What makes up my identity? Is my identity defined by where I was born? Where I grew up? Or by the country listed on my passport. As a cross-culture person, these questions consumed me growing up. When the question of identity comes up for me, my experiences as a black queer multi-cultural woman are the first to pop into my mind. All my experiences have defined me and made me who I am. My cultures have grounded me and… Read More

Getting on Schedule

red retro alarm clock sitting on a table

The best part of summer was having no schedule. I was free to stay in bed and watch Netflix as much as I wanted. I got to plan my schedule how I saw fit, and my version of “fit” was not having one at all. It was great to wake up when I wanted and start my day relaxed, instead of my usual “run out the house to catch the bus on time” schedule, where I’m lucky if I even get breakfast. Best of all, never did I once have to worry… Read More