This past summer, I went on a Global Intercultural Experience for Undergraduates study abroad service trip to Cusco, Peru. To be completely honest, I chose this country mainly because I wanted to see Machu Picchu and because I’ve always wanted to go to South America as well.


How did you hear about your internship?


Nestled in the dirt, under the roots of a date tree

Half of my heart waits

Calling out to me desperately


I’m walking, earbuds in


This past summer, LSA senior Zainab Bhindarwala spent a month in Prague, Czech Republic taking a class on Nationalism, Minorities and Migrations in Eastern Europe.

How did you hear about this study abroad program?


What were the first meeting notes like for East Wind, the first space for Asian/Pacific Islander Americans at the University of Michigan back in the ’70s?


No one ever returns from intimacy whole.

We always leave a part of ourselves


in the crux of another person’s history,

a bookend to their yesterday.


Our oppression isn't your creative tool

Almost a week ago, in an assignment for my screenwriting class, each student had to post two ideas and two comments on the class Canvas page for a short script that we hoped to write.

Andhadhun movie poster

I’m not going to lie, I love Bollywood’s masala movies as much as the next person. But it wasn’t until I watched a non-commercial film that I realized how much my perception of the industry is shaped by those in power.


You’re American but you’re too Black.

You’re Black but you’re too African.

You’re African but you’re too dark.

I’m sick of being told what I am and what I am not.