According to LCP (London's Economic Plan), London is the most popular tourist destination in the whole world, attracting around 30 million visitors from other countries every year. As a born and bred Londoner, I'll admit, I don't view London in the same light as someone who's new to this city... I'm often excited to book a... Continue Reading →
I'm back in London from a life-changing trip in South America, and more than ever - I'm ready to give back (to the universe for good karma) by hosting travellers and visitors to my city London! Although I'm using CouchSurfing (CS) less and less, opting for the freedom for Airbnb, this recent trip has re-kindled my... Continue Reading →
I'm still processing the events of the past 8 days of arriving in Colombia's Caribbean coast... Not long ago I was in San Basilio de Palenque (the first acknowledged settlement of liberated Africans in the Americas) on a filmset of Cameroonian filmmaker Jean-Pierre Bekolo, then just days ago I joined the march surrounded by hundreds... Continue Reading →
My stay in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil ended with a collaborative shoot with artist Jan Siebert for a visual idea I had to share some insight into my Salvador trip through film. Jan went along with my ideas and contributed his own creativity... Here's a quick edit of some of my fav shots in the... 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.