…it is possible to interrupt injustice.
I studied from the wellspring of passion I’d developed from years of activism and from witnessing injustice first-hand
I didn’t have the hands or mind to receive such a gift; I was used to struggle and hardship, and the occasional blessing but this was in a league of its own
I have intense respect for these two gentlemen because we fought many righteous battles together.
…this was the kind of resistance I was meant to be prepared for, except in this case, it came from unexpected quarters.
In retrospect, sometimes we get so caught up in our own struggles that we forget those that depend on us for support
I liked the thrill of making new acquaintances and the feeling of risky optimism that came with facing the unknown
She took a risk in hiring me, amidst a field of university graduates who were better qualified and more experienced than I was. The decision on my recruitment was squarely in her court, and she chose to give me a chance.
6 years prior I was a budding tennis star, with a growing number of accolades and the occasional sponsor. I was part of the provincial tennis squad, and at one point, the top seed in my age group in a country-wide tournament.
…as I held my pen, it felt like I was fighting for my life.