How To Not Get Lost On Your Way To Lompoul Desert Like A Pro

Sand. That is one of the first things that comes to my mind when I think of Senegal. You see, no matter where you go in the capital city, Dakar – whether to one of the many beaches, a nearby island, on the highway, or even near government buildings or international organizations – there is... Continue Reading →

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Why I Refuse To Change My Name In Senegal

I missed several days of the #30DayAfriBlogger and #BlogTemberChallenge, so I’m playing catch up! Day 3’s topics were ‘my totem’ (how one’s family is identified in Zimbabwe) and my heritage. I could write on both of these topics for daysssss, but instead I’ve decided to contextualize this combined post to focus on a reoccurring theme... Continue Reading →

What The ‘Fi’ Am I Doing In Dakar

Maangi fi. The direct translation from Wolof is “I am here” (the general meaning is “I am fine”), and it’s the common response to Nanga def (How are you?). I am here. Two weeks ago I landed in Dakar, Senegal after an eventful journey across two continents and three cities. I’ll spare you the details,... Continue Reading →

5 Ways To SLAy This Summer

SLAyage. That's the word that best describes this summer for me. From the glamorous hairstyles and conscious clothes to previews of black brilliance on the big screen, 2017 is definitely the year. And for female entrepreneurs in North America who make SLAying a lifestyle, SheHive – She Leads Africa’s (SLA) global four-day professional boot camp and... Continue Reading →

A Day Without These Women

The future is female, or so they say. Today is International Women’s Day—a celebration of women worldwide and a day to honor and promote their advancement in society. There have been various campaigns and hashtags circulating around: #FutureIsFemale #IWD2017 #DayWithoutAWoman #BeBoldForChange #IWD #MyBoldSteps Etc... I couldn’t help but sit back away from all the noise and... Continue Reading →

February Is Over, But Black History Month Continues

What do one thousand entrepreneurs, revolutionaries, artists, and creatives have in common? Love… ...black love to be precise. Just four days after Valentine’s Day, melanin-abundant bodies came together on Saturday, February 18th at the Anacostia Arts Center in Washington, DC to celebrate, create, and connect. This year’s fourth edition of The Black Love Experience was... Continue Reading →

Top 10 of 2016

I swear I thought I hit send like a month and a half ago…😂😂😂 During the first few days in January, I resolved to make 2017 my best year yet. But I also had to take a step back and truly reflect on my accomplishments and God's continued goodness towards me in 2016. Despite all... Continue Reading →

Why The Women’s March Matters

United we stand strong. That was the overlying message I took away from yesterday’s Women’s March in Washington, which in actuality was a national and even global event with sister marches all over the world. Some people didn’t (and still don’t) understand why people were coming together in resistance. So let me break it down... Continue Reading →

16 Days of Activism (+350)

So I would like to start off this post with an apology…Sorry! It’s been an embarrassingly long time since my last post. So much has happened during the last months of 2016 and even the beginning of this New Year. But let me not get ahead of myself. Let me tell you a quick story... Continue Reading →

So I survived NYSC camp a while back…and I’m sure you’ve been wondering what I’ve been up to since that time. Well I was so busy I forgot to write…just kidding. But truly, between my NYSC commitments, which consist of my PPA, CDS (terms explained below), and personal projects I’ve been able to keep myself busy.... Continue Reading →

RETOUR AU NAIJA : NYSC Camp

After being released from the NYSC three-week orientation course the number one question people posed was “How did you enjoy camp?” Friends, aunties, uncles, and all others concerned camp was not intended for enjoyment…A better question would be “How did you fare” or “how did you survive” or even simply “How was camp?” To which... Continue Reading →

RETOUR AU NAIJA: NYSC POSTING

N  Y  S  C These four letters stand for the National Youth Service Corps, a one-year program where Nigerian youths up to the age of 30 years who hold a higher education degree serve in schools, government, or other organizations in Nigeria. This program allows young Nigerian adults to serve their country and immediate community while... Continue Reading →

FINAL DAYS IN FRANCE & EUROPE

I returned to the U.S. from France back in May 2015, and now I’m finally getting around to bringing closure to that adventure on this blog. In previous posts I’ve already talked about various experiences and trips I’ve had while being based in Montpellier, France as an English language Teaching Assistant. This post will touch... Continue Reading →

Natural & Naija Tag (Video)

Although this post isn't specifically related to any of my travels around the world, I wanted to share a bit about my natural hair journey. In my previous post, I had the pleasure of showcasing a few natural hair ladies that I encountered while traveling and thought it only made sense to share my own natural hair... Continue Reading →

NATURAL HAIR AROUND THE WORLD

My black is beautiful. Her black is beautiful too. If you know me personally, you know that I love black beauty in its various forms. I appreciate displays of melanin-deficient beauty as well, but in this post my aim is to highlight what has been overlooked globally for far too long: afro-textured natural hair. Thankfully in... Continue Reading →

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