I haven’t posted any pictures since I left #montrealin Dec 2016 to start a new stage of my life back in #europewith @angelhackhq, focusing more on IG stories.
As I am heading to #laand #sfto finally meet all of my #angelhackfam, I can’t help being in awe at and grateful for where I am in my life, what I’ve survived, and how much more I have & am excited to accomplish!
I look at my 8y old #refugeeself, just arriving in #parison a cold Dec day, freezing in my small skirt+shirt, dumbfounded by her first sight of snow, and I am grateful for my badass widowed #africanmother who fought to get us there from the horrors of the #rwandanwar and genocide!
I look at my 15yo self constantly striving to survive in an environment where she has always been too big in a world that requires so many women to be so small. I am grateful for her tenacity, boldness, and for recognizing what an opportunity looks like and jumping on & fighting for it when she saw it: that transformative exchange year in #scottsdale #Arizona, thanks to the @rotaryinternational!
I look at my 23yo self and I am grateful that she survived her college experience and that she was able to find a lifelong support system (Thank you my brother @edmundsokay, @ultralightbeamatim @maserwaahxx @not.just.kd @ccmichaella). #mcgillwas definitely not what she envisioned, it almost broke her ( #metoo), but she survived that second year even if it took her a while! That #africanpride gotta serve for something after all . I look at my 25yo self and I am grateful that she found herself in the Montreal #tech #startupecosystem! It probably saved her life. I am grateful to this incredible community. You shaped the foundation of how I want to contribute to this world and I will forever be in your debt. Special thanks and love to @ariramdial @shehaaz @hannahflorence18 @iliasb Sydney Swaine-Simon @_yroy_ @griselda_pages @hibaganta @toyb0_x!
Ending this w/ my new global fam! My 28yo self is grateful to @thesabeen_sabeen to take a chance on me and bringing me into this beautiful AngelHack community! Can’t wait to support #european #startupsthat made it to Global Demo Day. Tune in for next 3wks!