I chose aviation studies because I’d never heard of a female pilot who was also a refugee.
On the growing pains of online activism.
On storytelling, and other things my grandmother taught me.
Tips and tricks for calming your nerves and engaging your audience.
In the U.S., gun ownership has become central to people’s identities. So, too, has student activism.
On shedding a previous life experience, unlearning, and relearning.
On learning the importance of speaking up IRL.
“Stories change you, and you change the stories.”
On showing and telling for a white audience.
Recommended reading for healing, understanding, motivation, and instruction.
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