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.
You might not physically be here in Bahia with me, however a postcard is the least I can send as a 'thank you' for joining me on my journey via my blog!
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 →
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 →