Day in the Life: Chadwick Boseman

Owaves Team Activist, Actor

Day in the Life: Chadwick Boseman On August 28, 2020, Chadwick Boseman breathed his last breath after a four-year-long battle with colon cancer. To many Marvel fans like me, he was the Black Panther. His character represented a civilization that found a balance between technology and humanity in order to create peace. Beyond Black Panther, he played incredible roles in movies like …

Day in the Life: Angela Davis

Owaves Team Activist, Professor

Day in the Life: Angela Davis Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Angela Davis was exposed to the brutalities associated with racism at a young age. She herself recollects how every day there was a threat to the Black lives in her community: “So many bombings took place in the neighborhood where I grew up… that it came to be called ‘Dynamite …

Day in the Life: Colin Kaepernick

Owaves Team Activist, Football Player

Day in the Life: Colin Kaepernick I remember the time when media outlets were flooded with news about Colin Kaepernick and his sit down during the national anthem. To me, it seemed reasonable for him to do what he did. Oftentimes, in high school, I sat down when people were reciting the pledge of allegiance. It just seemed ridiculous to pledge allegiance …

Matin Nazari

Day in the Life: Matin Nazari

Mikaela Horvath Boxer, Photographer, Weight Lifter

Day in the Life: Matin Nazari   Introducing Matin Nazari, the Director of Community Development here at Owaves! Matin lives in San Diego and loves learning about health and medicine and spending time outdoors! He aspires to live a healthy life by staying active, eating well-balanced meals, and adhering to a proper sleep schedule. In order to nurture his mind and body, Matin …

Day in the Life: Bryan Stevenson

Owaves Team Activist, Lawyer

Day in the Life: Bryan Stevenson The prison industrial complex is one of the most prevalent forms of institutional racism.  One incredible lawyer, Bryan Stevenson, has tackled this issue since the 1980s. Despite Black people only making up 12.1% of America’s population, they constitute 34% of America’s prison population. His work has exonerated several innocent Black individuals unjustly incarcerated by the justice …

Day in the Life: Nelson Mandela

Owaves Team Activist, Lawyer

Day in the Life: Nelson Mandela “Madiba!” That is what the people lovingly called Nelson Mandela. The human rights violations and the discriminatory policies of the Apartheid in South Africa compelled many, including Mandela, to fight. Most people outside of South Africa are unaware of Apartheid; this form of institutionalized racial segregation existed from 1948 to the early 1990s. Mandela, as a …

Day in the Life: Rosa Parks

Owaves Team Activist

Day in the Life: Rosa Parks   I remember first learning about Rosa Parks in elementary school. When I heard how she defied the status quo by staying put in her seat on the bus that day in 1955, I was empowered by her fearlessness. Through time, it made sense that more than fearlessness, it was fatigue. She was tired of being …

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Day in the Life: Barack Obama

Owaves Team Activist, Lawyer, Politician

Day in the Life: Barack Obama   When Barack Obama became the first Black president 12 years ago, it was not only a historical moment, but it was also a victory for Black communities who wanted proper representation for their voices. While president, he made several decisions to tackle the social and economic disparities in America. He made health insurance more accessible, …

Ushi Okushima

Day in the Life: Ushi Okushima

Owaves Team Centenarian

Day in the Life: Ushi Okushima The quaint village of Ogimi in Okinawa, Japan was home to Ushi Okushima, a centenarian who lived 109 healthy years. Okushima-san was born on August 7, 1901 and lived through tumultuous times. For many Okinawans, World War II took away family members and created disruptions in their daily lives. Okushima-san lost her husband through the war …

Day in the Life: Tom Brady

Royan Football Player

Day in the Life: Tom Brady What does it take to win 6 Super Bowls, become a 3X NFL MVP and 14X Pro Bowl NFL quarterback? Most young athletes would like to know. Having a supermodel spouse would be quite the kicker. Owaves researched the lifestyle of Tom Brady from recent interviews to come up with a composite day. Tom Brady’s Daily …