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 →
Bahamas Emergency Response: Documenting the aftermath of hurricane Dorian with DoGoodFilms
I'm once again re-united with DoGoodFilms since our recent trip to Jordan earlier this summer to document the #NoLostGeneration Tech Summit in Amman, after which we went on to create a pilot of Around the World and Black. This re-union however is on much more emotional grounds - documenting the aftermath of hurricane Dorian -... Continue Reading →
MisBeee Writes creates AKADi magazine – inspiring insights from our communities!
Nothing quite kicks away the blues than unexpectedly seeing yourself as the cover girl of a brand new magazine! I had to do a double take when fellow British-Ghanaian journalist, Abena Sɛwaa aka MisBeee, tagged me on the gram premiering her new online magazine... The surprise element of course being I wasn't aware I'd be on... Continue Reading →
Black English: “connect the Black English-speaking world to our community – Nordeste de Amaralina”
If you've ever visited Brazil, there's one thing you would have noticed - hardly anyone speaks English, or at least it can feel that way at times. If it comes as a surprise, shock or irritation - it's time to recognise your 'English as a first language' privilege... Need a guilt-free way to use that privilege... Continue Reading →
Thoughts on Self-Care from Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro
You can't put a price on self-care... After the year I've had losing my earthship - my mum, I couldn't imagine being genuinely happy again - or have the confidence to share moments of happiness so openly. Each day comes with its own challenges, however I'm at a place where I feel the presence of loved ones... Continue Reading →
Made In Medellín: Does My Dark Skin Offend You?
Medellín, Colombia is famous for so many things - Pablo Escobar, city of Eternal Spring, surrounding coffee growing regions, amazing mountain top views... And it's latest arrival - Afro~Vibes! Staying true to my mission to highlight the often unseen 'Blackness' of Colombia, a stop over in Medellín gave me an opportunity to interview Marian Valoyes... Continue Reading →
Palenqueras make history in a march through old Cartagena #LaPalenqueraRespeta!
I'm still processing the events of the past 8 days of arriving in Colombia's Caribbean coast... Not long ago I was in San Basilio de Palenque (the first acknowledged settlement of liberated Africans in the Americas) on a filmset of Cameroonian filmmaker Jean-Pierre Bekolo, then just days ago I joined the march surrounded by hundreds... Continue Reading →
Bogotá Highlights: Galería African Diaspora Opens to Showcases Afro-Colombian and African artists
My first introduction to Black culture in Colombia, having arrived fresh off the plane in Bogota, was a visit downtown for the opening of Galería African Diaspora... The irony of the gallery name and my mission to connect African-diaspora stories, didn't go unnoticed! Looking for Travel accommodation? Get £25 off Your First Airbnb booking or £9 off an Airbnb... Continue Reading →