first generation american
"Choosing to go by my Nigerian first name has served as my daily act of resistance."
Grieving for my grandparents and my culture shifted something inside me.
The power for change is within all of us.
Peanut butter and jelly was a joy you weren't acquainted with until adulthood.
What will we leave our children when we're gone? Most of us will leave pictures and scrapbooks; echoes of their lives and our own. We can all leave something else that's just as precious -- a taste of who we are and where we came from.