Young Professional living in NYC. Making connections and creating communities through storytelling. Host of City Living with Churchill Podcast

The violent trauma most African students face in school is disguised as ‘discipline’

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“The black man learns by the cane” was one of the mottoes of my Discipline Master in boarding school. This single motto defined what he thought was needed to motivate kids to learn. We were 9 years old. He believed corporal punishment (i.e., physical punishment, such as caning or flogging)

How I continue to find and create space in a world that wants me boxed in

Home I grew up in Cameroon

My first day at an American school was in May 2007. It was two weeks before my brothers and I had immigrated to the United States from Cameroon. That morning began with my mother making breakfast — fried sweet plantains and eggs with some juice and tea. I was so…

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