Sunday, July 25, 2021

WHAT IS THE STORY BEHIND BUSYCONTINENT?

WELL, ONCE UPON A TIME…

In the mid-2000s, way back before starting BusyContinent, I went to a missionary-founded high school that is nestled on a hill near one of the Great Lakes.

The school has long had a deeply rooted rugby craze and the fever for odd-shaped balls hit me harder than Nalubaale’s breeze did during morning prep.

While I didn’t display the most remarkable ability on the pitch, off the pitch I soon sported the best (and only) rugby scrapbook on my entire class block.

I updated it every holiday, spending my time cutting newspapers my father diligently kept me (my mother would shake her head amused at both of us).

TAKING IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL!

I went on to start a manuscript series that was basically the “newspaper of record” for the most embarrassing things my classmates had (reportedly) done.

In my later high school years, I left the underground publishing scene altogether and went mainstream by joining the school magazine’s editorial board.

I was regretlessly cutting whole days of class to type out articles, strategize with other board members and of course… take long, sweet, unsanctioned naps.

Content creation/curation has always been my manifest destiny and with this latest adventure, I’m so glad to be facing it way more intentionally than ever.

SO… WHY AFRICA, ASIA, AND AUSTRALIA?

Our species was born on the landmass of Africa, made its first major terrestrial migration into Asia, and then its first major marine migration into Australia.

Together, the three continents played host to three of the most crucial turning points in our pursuit of dominion over this floating rock we call the Earth.

Today, the three are home to the world’s youngest population, the world’s latest superpower, and the world’s oldest continuous living culture, respectively.

If you ask me, that sounds like quite an interesting half of the world to watch. That sounds like the future, the present, and the past – all wrapped in one.

– RWIZI RWEIZOOBA

  Founder and Editor-in-Chief, BusyContinent (est. 2020)

Rwizi Rweizooba headshot