Mercedes White | Dare to Choose

2017-08-18T13:19:55-04:00June 19th, 2009|Guest Bloggers|

Mercedes White has an MA in Islamic Studies from Columbia University. For her thesis project, she examined the the meaning and role of references to Islam in the modern Middle East. While patiently awaiting her green card she enjoys practicing yoga at Baptiste Power Yoga Institute, sewing, Milton Friedman, posting on her blog, lemon bars and Axis and Allies. She begins: Daring to dream has never really been my problem. When I was little I wanted to be a cleaning lady, then a synchronized swimmer. As a teenager I wanted to be a lawyer and thought it would be really cool to design wedding pantsuits for women (in my defense Christie Brinkley wore one in the 1990s). These days I dream of being a professor, a journalist, a cook, a crafter, a librarian, an anthropologist, a filmmaker…