Feb. 29, 2012
On May 30, 2008, Tucson native May Chika Mgbolu stepped out of her aunt’s house for a walk in Lagos, Nigeria. What she saw changed her life.Goats. Chickens. Overpacked taxi vans. Armed soldiers. People hawking wares. Hundreds of bare feet. Malnourished faces.And there she was – a well fed American wearing a new T-shirt, jeans and Nikes.“I realized how much I stood out – but most importantly how comfortable my life has been,” she said. “Those 15 minutes have been a major turning point in the way I perceived the world,” she said.