I'm starting an exciting new venture which will take me around the world... This time through the perspective of a curious 6 year old girl! After 3yrs of procrastinating (when I finish uni, when I get paid, when I get that job - all the when's that came and went!) I'm proud to introduce to... Continue Reading →
Diversity Matters Beyond Borders: Uganda trip to support Albinism Crisis Outreach!
There are two things I couldn't leave the UK without doing - getting my mum's blessing (I love it when her eyes light up when I share another travel project with her!), and voting. Yesterday I did both - my journey to Uganda can officially begin! It's been a while since I updated my blog... Continue Reading →
Andy Ayo Akinwolere: “Having a different voice out there, telling a different kind of story…”
It's interesting that when I was introduced to Andy Ayo Akinwolere just a couple of weeks ago at the Children of the Gap exhibition launch, my initial star-struck coyness was soon put to bay when we shared our mutual love for travelling... So without further hesitation, I invited Andy to be part of a panel discussion I'm... Continue Reading →
Taking to the streets of London with @NexHypeTV!
It's been a super slow start to the year, and I guess with this being my first post of 2016 I have to extend a Happy New Year to you all!! (Sorry for the tardiness -I'll fill you in on the dramas, losses and gains in another post!) Despite the slow start to the year,... Continue Reading →
#TheRaceIsOver: Let’s Talk About Racial Discrimination – Haiti/Dominican Republic MOSCTHA
https://youtu.be/6AmnH2BJ9JY Interview with Socio-Cultural Movement for Haitian Workers (MOSCTHA) human rights lawyer Genaro Rincón (Spanish), with proposal writer and translator Zahid Alan Perez. #TheRaceIsOver is a series of interviews on the topic of racial equality. An open forum allowing a safe space to discuss delicate subjects revolved around race. Let's start talking about it. #BlackHistoryMonthUK
Let’s do Lunch: An Urban Girl’s Guide to Making Contacts – and Keeping Them!
"Let's do Lunch: An Urban Girl's Guide To Making Contacts - And Keeping Them!" If making contacts - and keeping (the important part!) was my forte over the past decade, I probably wouldn't have come up with the idea to start a blog which essentially taps into why I'm pretty s*** at keeping in touch... Continue Reading →
Afrocentricity in Soho… The Harmattan shoot preview
http://youtu.be/YCeXynJlvvI Very excited to be back behind the camera... And back in my heels (I guess I still have the model-in-me)! Look out for the full editorial fusing fashion with travel for Fuse Magazine - my first fashion editorial. I'm in Ghana later this week... Travelmakerkai is back! #SpotlightAfrica Designs by Harmattan. Suitcase: Tripp
Beyond Your World – Beyond Brazil!
"Ongoing demonstrations, the upcoming World Cup, preparations for the Olympic Games and approaching elections - 2014 is considered to be a very important year for Brazil. Consequently, many stories are out there waiting to be covered. Beyond Your World would like to make a big contribution with this special project and needs your help!" On... Continue Reading →
Dia da Consciência Negra… Remembering Zumbi dos Palmares
Dia da Consciência Negra... Black Consciousness Day, Brazil It might seem ironic that there should be a day dedicated to black consciousness in Brazil; a country with its history steep in the trans-atlantic slavery between 1594 to 1888 (the last country in the western hemisphere to abolish slavery). The seed of 'black origin' flourishes in... Continue Reading →
From Candomblé to Voudun… Eshu to Shango… These are a few of his favourite things.
When I met Dionisis Kostakis on my second day in Rio de Janeiro in December last year, there was little about him, if nothing at all, that indicated his unusual hobby. With beach blond hair and subtly tanned olive skin, I took him to be yet another European who had ditched the struggling economy of... Continue Reading →