15 min

”People Are Like Waves,” (Short Story: Audio Version‪)‬ My Colorful Nana

    • Society & Culture

This week, I'm excited to share the audio version of the short story that I wrote about Identity Formation & Spirituality in Senegal entitled, "People Are Like Waves." 

I am moving into my last month living abroad, and I'm exploring "how to" build lasting systems of thinking that can help improve my general understanding of self-expression, particularly in relation to the concept of Pan-Africanism. A key action that has inspired me to continue "thinking globally and acting locally," (Dr. Korka Sall) in a consistent & reflective sense is my writing. 

My hope is that sharing art together will create more opportunities for me and those who feel connected to MCN to imagine what it would mean to "Think globally. Act locally." 

Recently, I heard a quote that said, "Data is *only* based on what has happened in the past" (Author: James Clear). While living in Dakar, I'm slowly learning how to carefully accept the power of imagining "possible futures." Possible futures that we can consider on a global-scale as well as implement in our day-to-day lives... "Bite-size" moments of hopeful reflection & potential impact, perhaps... I hope that you enjoy this ~experimental~ piece and as always, thank you for believing in this work.

Link (written version): https://mycolorfulnana.com/writing. Host & Founder: Lauren Stockmon Brown. Music: “Jealous,” Fireboy (Instrumental)

This week, I'm excited to share the audio version of the short story that I wrote about Identity Formation & Spirituality in Senegal entitled, "People Are Like Waves." 

I am moving into my last month living abroad, and I'm exploring "how to" build lasting systems of thinking that can help improve my general understanding of self-expression, particularly in relation to the concept of Pan-Africanism. A key action that has inspired me to continue "thinking globally and acting locally," (Dr. Korka Sall) in a consistent & reflective sense is my writing. 

My hope is that sharing art together will create more opportunities for me and those who feel connected to MCN to imagine what it would mean to "Think globally. Act locally." 

Recently, I heard a quote that said, "Data is *only* based on what has happened in the past" (Author: James Clear). While living in Dakar, I'm slowly learning how to carefully accept the power of imagining "possible futures." Possible futures that we can consider on a global-scale as well as implement in our day-to-day lives... "Bite-size" moments of hopeful reflection & potential impact, perhaps... I hope that you enjoy this ~experimental~ piece and as always, thank you for believing in this work.

Link (written version): https://mycolorfulnana.com/writing. Host & Founder: Lauren Stockmon Brown. Music: “Jealous,” Fireboy (Instrumental)

15 min