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 →
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 →
The month of August: Paying homage to my ancestry
This month of August, I would like to pay homage to my Tabom (Afro-Brazilian returnees to Ghana) ancestors by remembering their legacy. It occurred to me that there are a string of significant events and coincidences that took place during the month of august that are somehow in twined with Tabom history, and as a descendant; this... Continue Reading →
Meet Carlos Suarez: A volunteer with a big heart
The volunteer who came to supervise the feeding of many children... The first thing I noticed about Carlos Suarez when we first met in the Dominican Republic less than a month ago, was his height. Standing past 6″ it would be easy to feel intimidated judging by his stature alone, had I not already communicated... Continue Reading →
Far from Normal… 5 Quotes that bring me to reality!
Here are 5 quotes I found on the 'walls' of my Facebook friends that make me realise I am 'normal' like everybody else! Daily Prompt: Far From Normal (http://dailypost.wordpress.com)
“Life is not about finding Yourself. Life is about creating Yourself!”
This post is inspired by Thiapisto, a blogger writing about her experience travelling through South America for a year! You may have noticed my name change a few weeks ago from 'Findingme' to 'MakingKai'. I think this quote by Thiapisto is so fitting... I had to use it!
“the fact that …
"the fact that I'm still alive and there is still a whole world out there I haven't seen yet..." My inspirations. Edrin Kondi on what motivates him to get up in the morning.
Inspire people …
Inspire people to discover for them what is essential to live a happy life. My Inspirations. Gerry Haag on his legacy
Miss ECOWAS Ghana Peace message 2010
MEG 2010: Peace Message 'World Peace...' What does it really mean? It is a cliché often stigmatized with beauty pageants. I believe peace starts from the home, and more specifically- within ourselves.To many of us Ghana is the cradle of Democracy in Africa and a rather peaceful and stable country, but if we scratch below the... Continue Reading →