2 weeks ago
Time stops for no one. Never has, never will.
So if you've got dreams, actualize them. Goodness knows I'm trying to actualize mine. I recently turned 33. This photo was taken about a year ago and in the time between this photo and today, so much has happened in the area of making things happen.
I've relocated from Senegal to Nigeria. (If you think it's easy to send all your furniture from one African country to another, especially when one is Anglophone and the other is Francophone, think again, my friend.) I've started shooting my first documentary film. I received two grants for ongoing media projects, fingers crossed for a third! Making progress on writing a book. I finally got to report in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which I've always wanted to do. Completed an investigative journalism assignment on how schools in northeastern Nigeria are trying to stay open despite ongoing terrorism. Covered the 2019 Nigerian presidential elections as a correspondent for France24. Held a screening for my film.
Through it all, I've got family.
I've got my back covered.
I've got joy.
And I've got more to do this year! Whew!
Keep your head up.
To all my sisters with the lofty dreams, my creatives, my artists and my fellow storytellers. My brothers with deep souls, my dreamerswe can do this.
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