My stay in Salvador was an opportunity to self-reflect, and in doing so I centred my reflection around my ancestry... Who am I?, and who would I have been had my Tabom ancestors not left Salvador da Bahia, Brazil around the year of 1835?I sought a photographer I could collaborate with to share insight into... Continue Reading →
My introduction to La Frida was by coincidence almost a month ago, walking through Santo Antonio when I caught eyes with Diana, La Frida's in-house mechanic, and we both gave that "Hey black girl" recognition nod! I continued walking but something told me to go back and ask for a photo as the framing through... Continue Reading →
How Stella Got Her Groove Back is one of my all-time favourite films! On many levels I can relate to Stella (played by the amazing Angela Bassett); a forty-something, highly successful corporate black woman from San Francisco who is persuaded by her friend to take a well deserved, first-class vacation to Jamaica in an attempt... Continue Reading →
I put it out there to the universe that I wanted to use my time in Salvador to connect with some badass women... I might be on a break from Diversity Matters, but my quest to showcase diverse narratives continues - so meeting band members of Panteras Negras didn't disappoint! "The main challenge I face... Continue Reading →
Beautiful hand crafted jewellery created by Ojire, a Brazilian artisan jewellery designer who's work centres around the cowry shell; a symbol used in connection of African and AfroBrazilian culture.
Expecting black-lead platforms/experts to work for free only perpetuates the cycle of inequality, and systematic racism... So I wrote a love letter to myself in the form of an out of office reply, and took a self-care trip to Brazil...
Meet Cintia Tâmara; a aueer, black feminist and PhD student researching ‘How Black Women in Brazil and the United States build their self-esteem. She recently founded Autoestima - O Projeto; a self-esteem platform which offers a space for shared content on self-esteem, self-reflection & development, as well as providing workshop and trainings focused on empowering Black Women of... Continue Reading →
2019 – The Year of Return
“In the year 2019, we open our arms even wider to welcome home our brothers and sisters in what will become a birthright journey home for the global African family.” - President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana.
Finding my roots in Brazil Part of understanding who my Tabom ancestors were, and subsequently who I am, includes unravelling the past events which lead to them fleeing Brazil for their freedom back to West Africa... To be back in Bahia, in 2019 - The Year of Return - on the date of the... Continue Reading →