I hope my message finds you well, wherever you may be, either at home, with your lovely ones, or at work. I want to take this opportunity to give a couple of updates and possibly clarifications on my recent activities on Facebook and other social media platforms. Ever since I embarked on this challenge, I have gained about 350 new friends on Facebook, all of whom I do not know and have never met in person. What motivates me to reach out to every individual I sent a friend request (hoping to connect) is humanity we all share.
I will be reaching out to all of my friends on Facebook (1499 all in total as I type on my computer screen) with a personal message to thank you for being part of my connection.
I enjoy washing dishes, cooking, discovering restaurants, mountain biking, road cycling, cycling, writing, creative writing, walking, coffee roasting, photography, listening to music and reading.
A friend just told me a few minutes ago that “one can never have too many friends…especially if they are activists!” She added, “you look like a very interesting young man!” Her kindness inspires my message to you.
That said, please allow me to introduce myself to many of you who do not know me.
My name is Gabriel Ndayishimiye (people call me: Gaby). I live in London, Ontario.
I am a writer and passionate about contributing to Black history and literature.
I am the author of the memoir Refugee, Student, Man: Navigation and Deviation in Exile. Unofficially published on my website Reminisce: Memories of a Forgotten Past, my book is dedicated to youth from marginalized backgrounds. In the book, I tell my academic/life experiences from refugee camps in East and Southern Africa and now from the metropolis of Canada. My story aims to inspire and motivate such a demographic of youth to take up given opportunities to be creative, achieve success, and develop resilience to fight the challenges of life.
My goal is to share unique perspectives of my life’s journey to inspire “displaced,” but hopeful, individuals across the World.
If my message reaches you, please kindly respond if you have time, I will love to hear from you.
Thank you very much.