Come Here, I Tell You

Kuja nikuambie – come here, I tell you. I’m sure it’s not intended this way, but I find great humility in this simple phrase. Probably because I so often find that listening is essential to learning about a place or a people, and understanding who people are is so important to creating any sort of…

My Journey to Art & Peace

Finding Art & Peace I believe art has the power to save people. I believe this because it saved me. I am an artist. I am a poet. I am a peacebuilder. I am recovering. Funny enough, art was not always something I believed in. At least not this strongly. I was a musician in…

When Purpose Finds You

I was standing in the visa line at Kenyatta National Airport, when I had one of the strangest experiences of my life. Waiting on the threshold of what I’ve really started to feel is my love and my purpose, I had the peculiar experience of feeling like I was leaving and coming home at the…

Peace, Art, and Purpose

It’s hard to believe as this incredible part of my life ends and the next begins how very far I’ve come. Just two years ago, I was returning from a very weary stint abroad in Liberia praying I would find my way, that there even was a way. Now, two years later, I’ve graduated from one…