An Open Letter to the Rastafarian Girl Sent Away from School in Kenya

We are a society that “respects rules” — rules that we were not even involved in creating; we are unmindful members of cultures of conformity that devalue our own identities. And this is what needs to change—and no new technology, no new constitution, no new institution will bring us that change. Instead, as a country and as individuals, we must interrogate ourselves—ask ourselves if we can only accept others only when they are like us.

Finger on the Pulse —June/July 2018

I started writing this piece on a Kenya Airways flight from Kigali to Nairobi. The sun had just set as the plane took off and millions of fireflies seemed to illuminate the city below. It had been a packed week in the land of a thousand hills that left little room for self-reflection and meditation…

9: You First

As much as it’s wise to save your money and build a diverse portfolio of investments, the first destination for your investments should be closer home: yourself. While it’s much harder to quantify the returns on investment when you invest in yourself, like it might be if you bought a three-year government bond, I believe…