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Faces and Voices of Courage - LGBTI+ Stories of Struggle and Triumph from Sub-Saharan Africa - Romeo Oriogun

April 27, 2018

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May 17, 2019

* This is an original submission as part of my doctoral program in International  Education.  It is not in APA format as a Blog post and is part of my early coursework.  It does not represent my progression as an academic writer. 

Considerations of the St...

April 9, 2019

* This is an original submission as part of my doctoral program in International  Education.  It is not in APA format as a Blog post and is part of my early coursework.  It does not represent my progression as an academic writer. 

A Personal Evaluation of...

March 3, 2019

* This is an original submission as part of my doctoral program in International  Education.  It is not in APA format as a Blog post and is part of my early coursework.  It does not represent my progression as an academic writer. 

A Proposal to Modify Adu...

May 30, 2018

A chain of ‘Spirit binding’ miles leads to

an anchor lodged deep in my bleeding heart.

The weight of my heart’s despair drags it ever

deeper into the dark depths of time apart.

Will the hope of being with you suffice

as my buoy until I hold you again?

April 27, 2018

“I’m alive and as long as I breathe I will keep fighting because to be silent is to say we are not here, it is to say they were right about us.” - Romeo Oriogun - Nigerian International Award Winning Poet

On Thursday April 26, 2018 I read a Facebook post made by Romeo w...

April 12, 2018

"So few times so close,

To something so different and real,

That instinct takes over and makes you clutch what you feel. 

But to everything there are limits,

Made only by ourselves with our goals of success and security, 

Which are fine by themselves.

But the thread that wil...

James Robinson tells us about the path that led him to start Free2Be, a nonprofit LGBTQ resource center that works to end violence while advocating for the Human & Civil Rights of Sexual & Gender Minorities.

July 24, 2017

Tourists, the Company Gardens, fat squirrels fed daily by children, homeless humans sitting under trees, everywhere asking for money or goods, the South African National Gallery, cardboard signs saying this could be your home give to NGOs serving the homeless. I think...

July 23, 2017

Searching lifelong for love's best man

Deep the love, deep the life

Deep the touch of two becoming one,

Far becoming near

Stranger in a strange land

Swapping cell for cell

Transforming

Now familiar in a family land

From height to depth I have sought you

Knowing that once found

T...

July 14, 2017

How does one count the stars? 

Even though it is an impossible task I feel I need to try.  Not the stars in the night sky but the stars which are the joys, hopes, and blessings I am given in this life.  

Where do I begin?  I suppose the present is a good place to be...

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