Waaw Open Residency in Ndar: Part. 5 Opening a New Chapter in My Life

When I applied to study BA International Development at university, it was purely out of genuine interest. Profession-wise, I had no idea what I wanted to be or where I wanted to work after finishing the degree, other than do something in the non-profit sector. It wasn't till my second year of university that I… Continue reading Waaw Open Residency in Ndar: Part. 5 Opening a New Chapter in My Life

Waaw Open Residency in Ndar: Part 3. Artist Is Not Just a Professional Title

It is tough for me to consider myself an artist, even if I do artistic work on my free time. As much as I'm supportive of people who pursue full-time artistic careers, either through higher education or employment, I know that could never be me. Thus, I don't want to appropriate the title. Now, why… Continue reading Waaw Open Residency in Ndar: Part 3. Artist Is Not Just a Professional Title

Waaw Open Residency in Ndar: Part 1. ‘Toubab’ As The Senegalese Say

It has been nearly two weeks since I came back from my winter break trip to Saint-Louis, a city located in Northern Senegal. I kind of miss being there, everything became so familiar and cozy in such a small amount of time. I left feeling like if I had been living there for years, not… Continue reading Waaw Open Residency in Ndar: Part 1. ‘Toubab’ As The Senegalese Say

My Second Term at University: Final Grade, Volunteering, Working and Others

(Before reading this post I recommend you to read the previous one linked to this topic, “My First Term at University: Independence, Studying, Socialising & Wellbeing”.) The last four months of my first year in university went by quickly. I had a mixture of seminars, workshops and lectures every week, together with daily readings. Lectures… Continue reading My Second Term at University: Final Grade, Volunteering, Working and Others