Why I am Leaving Teaching to Become a Software Engineer

In May I met with my Principal to tell her that I would be resigning from my position as a teacher at Deerfield Beach Middle School. She was pretty disappointed but also very supportive once I told her that I was moving to Northern California to pursue Software Engineering. When I told her that quitting was a tough decision she looked at me and said … Continue reading Why I am Leaving Teaching to Become a Software Engineer

Prioritizing Fitness & Health in 2017

2017 has thus far been filled with milestones, successes, and lots of inspiration. There are a few different milestones worth discussing but this blog post is going to focus on my health and fitness journey which has led me to adopt a strict exercise/diet regiment and dramatically increase my muscular strength. In the process I lost 16 pounds plus 6 inches around my waist. I … Continue reading Prioritizing Fitness & Health in 2017

I Cannot Do It Anymore

During college I was all over Facebook writing long statuses about race, police brutality, systems of oppression, my feelings, you name it. It was legit, my part time job. But then I stopped. At some point, I stopped writing and I’ve always wondered why. Today has been so emotional. I checked Facebook first thing in the morning which means I started my day off crying. … Continue reading I Cannot Do It Anymore

Empathy and Compassion in Black Rights Social Justice Movements

Every now and then I come face to face with the notion of compassion. I fall in love with it. I do everything I can to live it. I write about it. I went back to UWC to do a workshop on it. Compassion led me to a profound transformation during my junior year of college when I decided to significantly alter the way I felt about people … Continue reading Empathy and Compassion in Black Rights Social Justice Movements