Going to Ghana has been the most transformative, necessary, and amazing experiences I've had in my life. Being deeply connected to my blackness, I've always felt a gap inside from not knowing my connection to the Continent but seeing seas of beautiful black people, and being hearing "welcome home", and being embraced by so many of the people that I met still makes me emotional. I preached, learned, danced in the street with children, went on safari, got adopted by Ghanaian family, but more importantly I connected with part of my history.
Being in Elmina Castle and taking in the door of no return made me sob in pain because of all of the enslaved Africans that were torn from home, and at the same time my ancestors survived that for me to be here. You could feel the oppression. Everyone should aspire to make the trip back home. The beauty, the poverty, the hustle, the joy, the pain of mother Africa was definitely a salve that made me more whole. #14 #30in30 #Ghana #Accra #Kumasi #TheVoltaRegion #Mama #ReturningHome #Travelista #BlackTraveler #MelanatedNomad #Sankofa #NikonD50 #2012