My name is Canaan Kennedy. I am a nineteen-year-old sophomore at Virginia Commonwealth University. I am currently studying abroad in Milan, Italy. In 2015 I published my first book, Struggles to Victory. I have given talks in New York City and Richmond, Virginia about my book. I am half black and half white though I do not look the part. I plan on writing articles and working on new projects while in Milan. I enjoy writing, speaking and interacting with all different types of people — gaining insight into different perspective and cultures.