Ryann Tanap '12

Ryann Tanap '12
  • Hometown: San Diego, CA
  • Major(s): International Relations / Minor: Middle Eastern Studies
  • Manager, Social Media & Digital Assets, NAMI; Arlington, VA

About Ryann Tanap '12

Ryann Tanap is a mental health champion and spoken word artist. By day, she oversees social media strategy for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). By night, she performs poetry at open mic nights. She is passionate about community building and raising the tide for all communities of color. Her favorite spots on campus include: Swem Library during off-peak season (avoid during midterms & finals), Ancient Campus Courtyard and the Wren Building.

Posts by Ryann Tanap '12

Mental Health Conditions Are Real Health Conditions

It is widely accepted that if you have a health problem, you would see a medical professional who specializes in that problem’s proper treatment.

Be Mindful

Steven was an incredible role model and mentor. I remember meeting him my freshman year when he was a graduating senior. As the president of

Brick by Brick

It has been almost four years since I graduated from William & Mary. This coming weekend, I will be attending Culture Night, an annual performance

One Way to Live in the Moment: Say Goodbye to Headphones

This past June, I decided to no longer wear headphones in public spaces. In public spaces, including the park, the grocery store, the post office,

A Dose of Perspective: On Failure and Asking for Help

What is it about failure that makes life complicated? Is it the fear of failing? Is it letting others down? Is it letting yourself

What is Your Qadr?

Back in college, one of the most influential moments I recall was when Professor Tamara Sonn explained the concept of qadr in relation to

9 Things No One Tells You at the College

To my incredibly talented and inspiring Tribe Family: You’re not going to get straight A’s anymore. It’s a terrible thing to realize, as many

7 Helpful Tips for the Job Search

Long gone are the days of cold calling (and emailing)! It’s time to take matters into your own hands, with a refreshed perspective. By

Time moves faster than you think, so cherish it!

It’s been a year since I graduated from W&M, took a leap of faith and moved to Thailand – completely on my own. Since