Mandela Washington Fellows: Being A Young African Leader in Their Own Words

Originally posted on State Department blog, Dipnote. If given the chance, I want to change policy and speak for the voiceless. -Martin Nduati Wangari, Mandela Washington Fellow, Kenya From failing, I’ve learned that persistence is key. -Sim Cele, Mandela Washington Fellow, South Africa Martin and Sim are two of the 1,000 inspiring Mandela Washington Fellows […]

What I Have Learned from the International Women of Courage

What I Have Learned from the International Women of Courage

I’ve written on behalf of the U.S. Department of State about my work as a video producer for the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The link to the full article is below: For the past two years, I’ve traveled with these women and have seen firsthand how their relationships with each other grow and […]



This year I have the intention to live exactly how I imagined. This resulted in travels to places I always wanted to go (or return too) and one of those places is Turkey, particularly Istanbul. It often felt like a magical mix of old and new; grace, chaos, and kebabs. I spent a week wandering […]

Silas Njeru Kariuki visiting St. Luke's School for the Deaf

Photos Essay: Kenya 2015

… Photos from my recent trip to Kenya, and my Peace Corp site, St. Luke’s School for the Deaf. Powered by Cincopa Video Hosting for Business solution.New Gallery 2015/3/14The Cafeteria at St. Luke’s School for the Deaf flash 16cameramake Canonheight 2574camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop Lighoriginaldate 2/16/2015 2:07:38 PMwidth 3861cameramodel Canon EOS 5D Mark IIClass 7flash 16cameramake Canonheight […]

Drum Lady Documentary

Kony 2012, Lesson Learned?

Shakespearean dramas often feature the archetype of the tragic hero, a character who possesses qualities of enthusiasm and ambition; yet their ultimate downfall is tied to what Aristotle called “an act of injustice” or hamartia, which is caused by hubris, ignorance, or a conviction that the act was serving a greater good. The struggles of Invisible […]