Living My Way To The Answers

Moroccan desert

Lesson 1: Silence carried me on a wave where I got pushed around and taken advantage of. I turned to writing in solitude to help me navigate my own thoughts.

Lesson 2: At a young age, I learned qualifications for opportunities to support ‘disadvantaged minorities’ only came in the form of programs targeting Black and Latino youth.

Lesson 3: I was creating my own path based on the interests I was pursuing. I am present with folks when we’re together and when we’re not, I’m on my grind. I had a life at home and with friends. And another life I was creating.

Lesson 4: They say you need a team. I learned to move on my own with the blessing of strangers and opportunities that support me along the way.

Lesson 5: I found community with strangers in Morocco more than my American Peace Corps peers. I wrote in my journal every single day to make sense of the past, write about the present, and envision my future.

Lesson 6: Listen to your intuition. Everything may not be adding up perfectly in the moment, but it will make sense. It is worth the hard work and sacrifice.

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Name dipped in mango | منى خليل | Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Consultant | Author of #iwritelettersinmythoughts | Views My Own 📍 | www.monakhalil.com

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Mona Khalil

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Name dipped in mango | منى خليل | Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Consultant | Author of #iwritelettersinmythoughts | Views My Own 📍 | www.monakhalil.com

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