Power to the Kenyan woman!
By Charles Gichane
Many Kenyans in the Diaspora will tell you that making it abroad, whether it’s for school or to further one’s career is difficult, but for Jane Mukami, ‘difficult’ doesn’t do the subject justice.
The words exhausting, discomforting, tough and unbearable frequent her vocabulary when discussing her journey as part of the Diaspora, but these challenges haven’t broken her spirit.
In fact, they’ve made her stronger: literally.
Mukami ventured to Atlanta, Georgia in November 2000 to attend Kennesaw State University where she graduated in 2006 with a bachelors of science in computer information systems.
Despite early excitement about living in a new country, the reality of being an immigrant quickly made her realize that her romanticized idea of living in America was in fact a façade.
“The first challenge for me was the weather given that I came during one of the worst winters Atlanta had encountered,” she…
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