This is actually the country where I was born and raised until I was 5 so I am very excited about this one and so should all of you! I am beyond exited this trip is happening!
Explore the Caribbean’s hidden gem! Haiti is a place where tourists don’t go, but where real travellers venture. A place that is off the beaten path, this seductive island will have you changing your perception of this country the moment you touch its soil. Known as the “Pearl of the Antilles,” this rugged place is full of beaches, waterfalls, caves, and an alluring personality rich in music, art, vodou, and of course, rum.
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Looking like a renegade doll in my fancy schmancy glasses from @gogoshaoptique.
I hope to take a proper selfie in them soon. 💖👌🏿
So glad I went to Howard University! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Welcome to the Class of 2022! I hope you enjoyed your pinning ceremony!
pic of when I was living in Cameroon! A time before heartbreak where I was confident and travelling the world by myself. This was the summer where I was doing research in the rainforest, and this picture is where I stayed doing interviews before going into the forest. My host had a cute dog as a pet and we spent lots of time together 😊 Look at the beautiful bush mango tree behind us! 😍 this experience was only a month after living in another forest in Cameroon where I got so many mosquito bites/washing with unclean water I got a skin infection and had so many scars on my legs/couldn't shave for months. However I felt so beautiful and proud of the way I got those scars-riding motorcycles through the jungle talking to indigineous people on the injustices they experienced and trying to document their stories.
I love my smile in this picture and not sure when I can think of the last time I smiled like that lately. Adventure, travel, and confidence wears well on me. Sometimes I look in the mirror and think how trauma has not served me well-I look like a totally different person. I haven't travelled abroad since experiencing trauma and weight gain and I just hope the experience comes to me. I always thought I should lose weight before travelling again as I was in a situation where I was made to feel ashamed of my size whenever I travelled but I know it's all lies. I know I'm a different person now with a fuller sized body but I carry my story with me, still fly, always worthy, and I know seeing the world out there is a journey I want to be able to see through God willing regardless of my weight 🙏🏾 #wanderlust #travel #travelphotography #travelgram #traveller #blackgirlstravel #adventure #travelnoire #travelafrique #cameroon #africa #african #africangirl #carefreeblackgirl #africanfashion #tropical #rainforest #dogsofinstagram #dog #dogs #blacklab #vegansofig #scarsarebeautiful #bodypositivity #fatpositive #honormycurves #effyourbeautystandards #goldenconfidence
Find what brings you joy and go there often.
But just know, “there” is not always a destination outside of yourself. Sometimes it is a space in the depths of your being that needs to be discovered. That space will take you above and beyond to greater realms of joy and contentment. A space you did not even realize existed.
Maybe that means a deeper relationship with Jesus. Maybe that means a greater self love for the broken pieces of you that deserve grace too. Maybe that means a random trip to an art gallery in the middle of nowhere to be reminded that God is everywhere.
Wherever that space of joy is for you . . .
take yourself there. You won’t regret it!
Sad because I ordered 2 tacos instead of 3 ☹️ #regret
So blow drying and straightening my hair every day was fun🙄😏 But now I'm back to my beloved braids 😍😍 Gang gang gang!!! #braidsgang
This time last week I was in Mèxico with my three beautiful cousins having the times of our lives. From the yacht dinner cruise, to the camel ride, to the overwhelming amount of love we received from the locals, Cabo was such an adventure and I’ll remember this “Cousin’s Trip” forever. I think it may be too soon to say take me back but I’m going to say it anyway...take me back please. 🇲🇽✨