Dear #FLOTUS…Let’s talk about your “Go to College” video.

Dear FLOTUS, I recently watched your video, Go to College, and it made me wonder, “Why would the First Lady of the United States use her celebrity and influence to promote something that for so many young people around the globe is not option? What I mean by not being “an option” is: (1) the epidemic of failing educational systems that can be found in many countries around the world including our own,… Read More

9 Myths of Africa

This is my attempt to sort out what’s fact from what’s fiction: Across the globe, in highly developed and technologically advanced countries, citizens look to Africa with clouded understanding. Many people misunderstand the culture, values, and way of life of the citizens living on the continent. I thought I knew what to expect when I made my first journey back in 2008. I did my best to prepare myself to be surrounded… Read More


pro·cras·ti·nate verb \prə-ˈkras-tə-ˌnāt, prō-\ : to be slow or late about doing something that should be done : to delay doing something until a later time because you do not want to do it, because you are lazy, etc. Hi my name is Jacqueline and I am a Procrastinator: Enablers:         Time Warner Cable DVR         Bad Reality TV– anything “The Real Housewives….of any city” or “Keeping up with the Kardashians“         Great Television –“Game… Read More


Six years after my first trip to Uganda I finally SHIT and mustered up the courage to pursue my passion, a passion I never knew I had…to start my own non-profit and make a difference in the world. I hope this blog will help to inspire all you fellow procrastinators out there…to “Shit” and never look back. They say Africa gets under your skin…in my case it’s penetrated my soul. This is… Read More

Kate Sullivan

Passed on September 28, 2014      I was going to wait to launch my blog, but instead I have decided to use this opportunity to pay tribute to my friend Kate Sullivan who lost her battle to cancer on Sunday, September 28, surrounded by her family. Kate and I met through a mutual friend over sixteen years ago. I liked her instantly. I knew I wanted to be her friend. So I asked… Read More