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 →
São Paulo is home to 12.2 million people, with a total of 21.6 million living in its metropolitan area - this city defines the meaning of 'a concrete jungle'! Here are 6 influencers who made me feel less of a stranger and more at home than I could have ever expected...
"First of all, I need to say the word fat is alright. I prefer to be called fat..." As fat phobia continues to marginalise and discriminate, this body positive Brazilian model and influencer tells why it's ok to call her fat. Meet Bianca Guirgel...https://youtu.be/du-M-AwI86w Bianca wears: Aline Vito dress and Boutique de Krioula earringsLook out for the... Continue Reading →
I arrived in Salvador da Bahia, the land my Tabom ancestors left close to 200 years ago for their freedom in West Africa, more specifically Accra Ghana (then the Gold Coast). I almost didn't include Salvador in this Brazil trip after flight prices sky rocketed due to the holidays, and my credit card suddenly not... Continue Reading →
When it comes to travel, deciding where to stay is almost as important as planning your trip itself! Safety, comfort, accessibility - these are just a few key factors to bare in mind. If you've decided to opt-out of staying in hostel or hotel for a more local feel - Innclusive and Airbnb offer just... Continue Reading →
My heart is heavy - not just because not one, but both my back up credit cards have been stopped whilst on my travels - but also because it's an end of an era with American Express pulling out of Lloyds Avios Rewards Credit card scheme... Most people would advice against getting a credit card in... Continue Reading →