Hello there! My name is Samantha and welcome to my blog.
Understanding history and how it affects our present situation has never been more critical. Unfortunately many perspectives go ignored by the mainstream–women, Millennials, Americans of color. As the age of Donald Trump takes root, I am motivated to use my voice through writing to reach those who feel left out of the mainstream conversation and create a space that discusses the heart of the political issues facing Americans of color–how we reconcile being part of a country that was not intended for us to benefit from.
As an African-American female millennial who has been a lover of history since early childhood, my greatest passion is connecting events of the past to current geopolitics–particularly European history and its connection to the United States, as the West resists globalization and the concentration of power shifts to Asia.
I connect all these things through my B.A. in European history and M.A. in International Studies earned from the University of San Francisco, complemented by my legal education at John F. Kennedy University College of Law.
I am currently working on a memoir of short essays on the 2016 election from a black millennial perspective, reflections on the millennial experience of the aftermath of the September 11 attacks and coming of age amidst the 2008 financial crisis as well as my analysis of the rise of right-wing European politics, what the United States’ retreat from globalization means for geopolitics, among other topics.
You can like my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BlackFemaleMillennial/