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Firecracker Toyeen: To What Extent Should Parents Influence their Children’s Life Choices?

My dad wanted one of his kids to become a doctor. The first time I saw him express this desire was the day he tried to cajole my brother to study medicine. There was a power outage and we were seated around a slab fitted like a table in my compound when my dad began his […]

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Firecracker Toyeen: My College Park Experience (6)

My College Park Experience is a 6-part series (if you missed the previous ones, click here, here, here, here, and here). Here, I’ll be writing about the many things I experienced in my 2-year stay in graduate school. I went from broke-ass Toyeen to Toyeen rolling dollars. I was once verbally abused and kicked out of a carpool, I […]

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Firecracker Toyeen: My College Park Experience (5)

My College Park Experience is a 6-part series (if you missed the previous ones, click here, here, here, and here). Here, I’ll be writing about the many things I experienced in my 2-year stay in graduate school. I went from broke-ass Toyeen to Toyeen rolling dollars. I was once verbally abused and kicked out of a carpool, I […]

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Firecracker Toyeen: My College Park Experience (4)

My College Park Experience is a 6-part series (if you missed the previous ones, click here, here, and here). Here, I’ll be writing about the many things I experienced in my 2-year stay in graduate school. I went from broke-ass Toyeen to Toyeen rolling dollars. I was once verbally abused and kicked out of a carpool, I […]

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Firecracker Toyeen: Surefire Tips to Help Kickstart your Writing Journey

Recently, a friend of mine sent me an article about a conversation she had with God. She wrote to God and God wrote back to her. I thought it was a very beautiful and meaningful piece and said as much to her. She appreciated the compliment and said I could share but do so anonymously. […]

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Firecracker Toyeen: My College Park Experience (3)

My College Park Experience is a 6-part series (if you missed the previous ones, click here and here). Here, I’ll be writing about the many things I experienced in my 2-year stay in graduate school. I went from broke-ass Toyeen to Toyeen rolling dollars. I was once verbally abused and kicked out of a carpool, […]

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Firecracker Toyeen: My College Park Experience (2)

My College Park Experience is a 6-part series (if you missed the first one, click here). Here, I’ll be writing about the many things I experienced in my 2-year stay in graduate school. I went from broke-ass Toyeen to Toyeen rolling dollars. I was once verbally abused and kicked out of a carpool, I forged […]

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