DoGoodFilms, a humanitarian film production, have been awarded a commission to Colombia to document the Venezuelan refugee crisis - and I've been granted a journalistic opportunity to join them next month! The last time I was on the road with DoGoodFilms, was in Uganda last May, commissioned by DRC, NetHope and its parters to document the humanitarian... Continue Reading →
Second episode of Politics of Beauty discussing 'what is beauty?', colourism, and #teamDarkSkin with researcher and self-esteem coach Cintia Cruz. https://youtu.be/1Sk3f__QEkw Look out for part 3 next week! As always, show some love by clicking subscribe and share! I’d love to hear your thoughts – please share them in the comment box below! Follow my... Continue Reading →
A meeting with Bitonga Travel founder in Ibirapuera Park, São Paulo reveals why representation of black female travellers is so important and her vision to connect Black Women wanderlusts in Latin America...
2019 marks 400 years since the start of the West Africa Trans Atlantic Slave Trade which which is documented to have began in 1419. 2019 marca os 400 anos do início do tráfico de escravos do oeste africano pelo atlântico, documentado desde o começo de 1419. Brazil was the last country in the Western world... Continue Reading →
I’ve been to São Paulo twice before this trip, and I’ll let you into a little secret… It was my least favourite city in Brazil before now! It’s a business city, and prior to this trip I’d had no business here (so to speak) which probably explains my dis-attachment. On the plus side, you get to experience... Continue Reading →
In 2013 I went to Haiti to volunteer at the Sai Baba Centre which provides nutritious meals to over 2000 children living in camps in and around Port-au-Prince. When it was time for me to leave after a month - I knew I would one day return to volunteer again! So when I was elected as... Continue Reading →
"When I met Dionisis Kostakis on my second day in Rio de Janeiro last year, there was little about him, if nothing at all, that indicated his unusual hobby..." I wrote in the blog post From Candomblé to Voudun… Eshu to Shango… These are a few of his favourite things. Two years later, his "unusual hobby" has... Continue Reading →
It's exactly 2 years since I got a phone call that would change the my fate, particularly in education. When UAL admin called to tell me a "mistake" had been made - I couldn't carry on with the second year studying BA Journalism, because I'd "failed" my first year, I thought my world would come crashing... Continue Reading →