Hi beautiful people! My name is Hawa Barry! I was born in Boston, MA, but I am ethnically Guinean. I am a rising sophomore at Bryn Mawr College, and I plan on declaring an independent major in global health and possibly a minor in Africana studies this year. In the future, I would love to work towards alleviating racial health disparities in the American healthcare system. I am currently a Community Diversity Assistant for my dorm where I facilitate positive discussion on issues of equity and justice. I am also the Halal Kitchen Co-Head for the MSA, and Co- Community Engagement Head for BACaSO with my cousin Mammie Barry! This summer I worked at Titagya Schools where my colleagues Mercedes Davis, Muphidatu Osman, and I worked as teaching assistants and creating community based curriculums. I had a great summer, and I am so grateful to be connected with LTT!
Hi, my name is Tinodiwanashe Nguruve; a sophomore at Bryn Mawr College from Harare, Zimbabwe. I’m double majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics. I’m a sophomore representative for the Net Impact club which helps students discuss real-life issues such as food insecurity and more. I’m also a member of student activities and I am an orientation assistant. My team and I work with the dorm leadership teams to plan, organize events and help freshmen transition into college. In Dalun, I worked at the Information, Communication, and technology Center (ICT) where my partner and I introduced basic computers to over 500 students. Being an LTT fellow changed my life in so many ways. I got a chance to pause my fast-paced life and reflect on my surroundings, the way I was raised, the choices I have made and their effects. I got a chance to completely soak myself in a different culture and allowed it to change me as a person through dialogues on race and learning a whole new language. I’m interested in developing apps that will conjure social change in developing countries. I also hope that my path will one day aspire someone, somewhere not to give up and stay motivated.
Mercedes is a senior at Haverford college currently studying sociology and education.
Hello everyone my name is Mammie. I am a part of the class of 2022. I was really interested in Black is Beautiful because as a dark skinned Black woman it is important to understand colorism in a global context. I intend to major in sociology and minor in education and Africana studies.