I have had an exhilarating month. If you have been on this blog, you know that I have a daily writing challenge this month. I am sick with a cold and sore throat and the last thing I want to do is to write. But I have to beat resistance.
On the days I did not write I made videos for the YouTube channel I run.
My friend Angela Okhupe and I made a video on 4/3/2017, sharing what we wish we knew before coming to the U.S. This was a fun video to make and has the most views on our channel.
4/5/2017: Angela Okhupe was featured again. In this conversation, we shared how to maintain mental wellbeing in new environments.
On 4/11/2017, I had the pleasure of hosting Ali Merante. She shared how losing her father and marriage helped her realize her true calling; nursing. She is slowly but surely going after her dreams.
Dadas Lounge is a space where young African women with international experiences hangout. Our careers are important to us, so we try to keep up with the constant immigration changes. My best friend from UPenn, Grace Waweru shared how the new administration is changing H-1B visa rules on 04/14/2017. Grace is a paralegal and specializes in processing H-1B visas.
On 4/21/2017, I put up a video featuring Ronique Forgie. She had written a blog post on how she was done with comparing herself to others on social media. I had also gone through the comparison journey. We made an amazing video sharing our struggle and how we relate to social media now.
The hardest video I’ve had to edit so far was this makeup tutorial. I have a new found respect for women that make tutorial videos. My friend Ibukunoluwa Oni is a makeup and hair artist. She is the founder of Omoge, a beauty consulting venture. She and I had a wonderful time playing with makeup. Thank you Ibk.
Finally, Dadas Lounge had its debut vlog. I opened up about being overprotective with my siblings. I am constantly hovering over them, and I realized I needed to change that bad habit.
One more video and I will have met my goals for the month. Today, I was editing a video I made with Asia Luna on the contributions of recent immigrants to the U.S. economy but I lacked the energy to finish. Asia and I went to high school together and she is currently a student at Binghamton University. She is also from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Stay tuned for the video, and please leave a comment on how I could improve the channel.