There are many ways to ask who someone is. Through words, a challenge, or even with a momentary connection of the eyes, every human is asked who they are more than any other question. And honestly, it’s a hard riddle to answer.
In 1998, I was born in Nairobi, Kenya, and hold American citizenship. After fighting through seven tough months of anorexia recovery, I’m especially grateful to be embarking on a gap year. I’m standing on the brink of many incredible and terrifying experiences during a year spent recovering from shadows in the past, drifting to odd corners of the world, and encountering beautiful people scattered like gemstones across the atlas. Ultimately, I’m taking a gap year to better understand and answer the difficult question of who I am.
There aren’t really any rules to recovering, drifting, and encountering. I’ll be the first to say that I don’t really know what I’m doing, but it’s happening all the same.
Whether you’ve known me for a while or you’re someone I’ve met along the way, you’re invited to follow me on this journey of metamorphosis. Here’s to alchemy.
This is my tumblr counterpart (it’s a private, so please request the password from me):
It’s more artistic, intense, darker, and less structured. Also, it is a reservoir where I breathe life into my poetry. Unlike this blog, it isn’t dedicated solely to my gap year and covers more of the “recovering” aspect of my greater life quest.
Feel free to be enchanted, shocked, enraged, or simply unimpressed, but be aware that it’s not mandatory reading material:)