May 2012 Blog Posts (13)

Concerns about Kenya

I have very minor concerns about being in Kenya because my excitement for going is over running any major ones that I could have. My concerns are mostly with speaking and interaction with my host family and Kenyans. A fear of mine is on accident showing disrespect toward the people and their culture. My normal response to this is I would be very quiet, shy, and very polite or be very polite except I talk like an idiot and make a fool of myself…


Added by Ariana Brunner on May 31, 2012 at 2:24pm — 1 Comment

Internal Project

  I have many internal projects and it is very hard for me to focus on a single one because they are always devolping, morphing or being completed and I just have to make sure that I stay consitent with them. One of the biggest ones that I have shared with Boldleaders is that I need to stop living in my head and start living in the world. It is very difficult for me because I am a very deep, critical, and systematic thinker who is always using my knowledge to make disicions in my life and/or…


Added by Ariana Brunner on May 31, 2012 at 2:06pm — 1 Comment

Internal Project

It took me a while to figure out what my internal project was going to be. I was juggling between a couple different options when I just realized one day that I should work on something in which others have told me to work on. I have also thought about working on it myself, so I decided to use this as my internal project.

My internal project is to find the positive aspects in every situation. I tend to be a little negative towards situations that are unexpected and do not turn out the…


Added by Sophie Danielson on May 30, 2012 at 10:45pm — No Comments

Uganda's Hip-Hop Culture Highlighted in Oakland, CA

Sending Joy and Peace to my BoldFood Family in East Africa!!  One of the arts activist projects I am working on in Cali is the founding and curating of the Oakland Innovation Film Lab!  I will be screening the Ugandan film "Bouncing Cats" on the 2nd nite of the festival which features a hip-hop artist that Fellow, @Ietef Vita visited with while in Kampala.  Shout out to REAL Hip-Hop that moves our bodies, opens our minds, and inspires our hearts!…


Added by Ashara Ekundayo on May 30, 2012 at 1:14pm — 1 Comment

AYLP Internal Project & Kenya Concerns

Describe your internal project.  Share about the basic human resource(s) required to undertake it, what the value of the project is for you, what you are appreciating about it, what is tough or a challenge for you, etc..

My Internal project is learning how to express anger and frustration in healthy and productive ways.  I often am overwhelmed by these emotions, when they occur, and I'm very "out of practice" in the realm of expressing these emotions in a variety of…


Added by Drew DeMarie on May 28, 2012 at 7:53am — 1 Comment

Internal Project

Currently my internal project is to find serenity in my life. I am the type of person who has trouble relaxing and really accepting things as they come. As a result my stress level increases until it is too much. I believe that finding a way to achieve this serenity will help me to relax in these circumstances, thus taking things as they are. 

The basic human resources that I need to become more in touch with to achieve my goal are listening, communication, and feeling. By becoming…


Added by Raphaela Posner on May 27, 2012 at 11:58pm — 3 Comments

My struggle to stay stong in minding the gap...

It has been a struggle for me to mind the gap because I feel like people don't understand me. When I make the initiative to talk to someone on a more personable level, I tend to run into a concrete wall. I've noticed that when I try to make a connection, I receive a look of confusion, fear and sometimes anger. I understand that some individuals find it hard to connect but it is a barrier that I am challenged to over come.

One morning, conscience of minding the gap, I said "Good…


Added by Rachel Lynn Jacobson on May 26, 2012 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

Internal Project(s)

I have two personal projects. The first one is to change the way I see myself and what I am capable of. I want to start loving and appreciating my body more then what I have been doing. This could and probably will at some point include losing some weight. I have been heavier for my entire life, and now I feel that I have the power and will do change how my body functions. I want to be healthy and seen as healthy from others around me. Sometimes I feel that people see me as weaker…


Added by Sydney Nuechterlein on May 26, 2012 at 1:51pm — 3 Comments

Internal Project


Over the course of the last few months, I have begun to appriciate the importance of opinion sharing and expression in general. In realizing this importance, I have noticed that my own skills in sharing my thoughts are not very strong. This has led me to start working on an internal project emphasizing voice. My internal project focuses on eliminating doubt in myself and my thoughts, while learning to vocalize my…


Added by Will Brown on May 25, 2012 at 12:13pm — 3 Comments

Internal Project: Adrian.

While we were at GVR, we spoke about limiting beliefs and what the core of them actually was, not just the surface. So, while thinking about all that, i decided that my internal project would be to find the way to be comfortable with myself and essentially love myself? I'm not very good at accepting compliments, or praise, and I rarely feel proud of who I am. I think i'll need vulnerability and probably some tears along the way. This is valuable to me because i sign up for a lot of things to…


Added by Adrian Nava on May 25, 2012 at 12:53am — 3 Comments

Internal Project

One of my internal projects is having more self discipline. I no longer want to wait until the last minute to do things. I am challenging myself to get things done when they first come up. I want to be more neat, tidy and organized. Some basic human resources that would require me to succeed in this is creativity and action. The value of this project for me would be more peace of mind and time. This is such a tough challenge for me because I use the anxiety that my procrastination creates to…


Added by Corinne Domahidy on May 22, 2012 at 1:14pm — 2 Comments

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