What is the Diaspora: the movement, migration, or scattering of a people away from an established or ancestral homeland.
Moving away from what you have always known puts you in a position to take in new experiences. The experience of establishing a new homeland away from your ancestral land can be an Augean process. In most cases, members of the Diaspora experience challenges that end up making them extremely resilient. In other cases they end up isolated in their transition from a place of familiarity.
This blog will highlight some of the triumphs and challenges experienced by the Diaspora but with my own perspective strongly influencing every aspect of it.
My own personal experiences have led me to want to have a place to deposit my Diaspora musings. I have been a member of the American Diaspora for 12 years now. I have lived in Texas, Minnesota and now in the process of transferring to North Carolina. All through the years, the desire to hold on to the inherent qualities that make me who I am and have led me down this path means that for a member of the Diaspora to succeed and find a place in their new environment, they have to acknowledge their past experience that have shaped them into who they are today. All events of the past, shape who we are today and lay the foundation of who we going to be tomorrow. For a member of the Diaspora the goal is to have a holistic experience that shapes one into a global citizen.