When day comes we ask ourselves, where can we find light in this never-ending shade? The loss we carry, a sea we must wade We've braved the belly of the beast We've learned that quiet isn't always peace And the norms and notions of what just is Isn't always just-ice And yet the dawn is... Continue Reading →
Memories of a Wonderful (late) Summer: A Taste of Greece
Despite my passion for travel and a second hat as a travel journalist, Greece hadn’t yet made its way on my ‘been there, done that’ list. Prior to this trip my nearest connection to the host country of the first modern-day Olympics back in 1896, was a short-lived stay on Greek Street (London). 15 years... Continue Reading →
My London Story (that was never published but it’s OK)
I wrote this article back in 2017 for TimeOut's My London Story segment however it never got published. So here's my London Story on Diversity Matters...
My TFL Cycle to Yoga video post-lockdown goes viral!
I woke up yesterday to a WhatsApp message from my cousin Rae "looking great on my Twitter feed cuz!" What nice surprise, I thought. I hadn't heard from Rae in while. I clicked on the click to be sure of what she was referring to. I have to admit my social media presence fizzled away... Continue Reading →
How to chase away your Lockdown Blues: Eat Out to Help Out
After months of being cooped up indoors, nothing quite says 'post-lockdown' like the Eat Out to Help Out scheme being rolled out throughout the UK from today !... Looks like I'll be eating my way outta of the lockdown blues! From 3 to 31 August, get a 50% discount when you eat in at restaurants... Continue Reading →
StreetSpace for London Campaign
As London begins to ease lockdown restrictions, and the capital slowly opens up again, TFL (Transport for London) is encouraging us to find new ways of travelling if London is to recover from the coronavirus pandemic.
Returnees before The Year of Return: A trip down Brazil Lane, Accra Ghana
Taking a trip down memory lane to when I lead a guided tour through Jamestown and Otublohum with a few international friends who took me up on the offer to learn more about what remains of the Tabom community (descendants of Afro-Brazilian returnees) in Accra, Ghana. The Year of Return was perhaps Ghana's biggest PR... Continue Reading →
Brazil’s Black Queer Scene is a Beautiful Act of Resistance… Meet Afrobapho
Brazil's Black Queer scene is a beautiful act of resistance... See for yourself - meet the Afrobapho collective!
Black Lives Matter: If It Ain’t Global and Intersectional – What Are We Fighting For?
I don't think any of us could have envisioned 2020 the way it has paned out. A global pandemic (COVID-19) brought the world to a standstill, while the Black Lives Matter protests march through our cities demanding an end to police brutality and systematic racism. The brutal killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, by a police... Continue Reading →
15 People You Should Know Redefining African Culture in the World
Africa Day is an annual commemoration of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU, now known as the African Union) founded on the 25th May 1963. It's day to put Africa at the forefront of our conscious, and celebrate the successes of African Unity in the struggle against colonialism. Despite all that's going on in a... Continue Reading →