7 Reasons Why Living in a Foreign Country is Hard

7 Reasons Why Living in a Foreign Country is Hard

Living abroad sounds exciting. It is exciting. I’m Zambian and my home is Zambia. When an opportunity came for me to leave Zambia, I grabbed it with both hands. I currently live in Malaysia and I have been here for the last three years. When people find out I don’t...
Impact Factor: where can I make a difference?

Impact Factor: where can I make a difference?

On paper, my life in America seemed outstanding.  In 2014, I was a tenured associate professor at one of the best medical schools in the nation, living in a big house on the hill; I was a paragon of privilege.  Inside, though, I was crumbling.  I felt...
Life as a foreigner in South Africa.

Life as a foreigner in South Africa.

I remember the day I got to the Beitbridge border post. As night fell I could see the beauty of the lights across the border, in Musina. My Canaan, right there. To this day I can never put the feeling I had into words. Some can say I had it easy. I had a relative...
What it really means to live abroad.

What it really means to live abroad.

One day in class, a guy I thought was insanely beautiful asked me if I wanted to give him “head.” At the time of my life, I was scared to ask questions because I didn’t want to be branded as a FOB (fresh off the boat- someone who just landed abroad). Up until that...
The story of cold winters, racism and life changes.

The story of cold winters, racism and life changes.

It was mid-summer in Zimbabwe when my uprooting happened. I knew that this was coming, but my 10-year-old mind had not fully grasped what it meant for the future. I didn’t know I was facing one of the biggest changes in my life. I had just turned 11 when my mother...
NdiliQhawe: Teen mom with a goal!

NdiliQhawe: Teen mom with a goal!

I was a teen mom and now I’m a young mom, who’s ambitions are far beyond someone who has a whole family to look after. After having my daughter at 19, with no clear knowing of myself, I dropped out of 2nd year… All because I was 5 months pregnant and...