MEETING THE WISE HIMBA WOMEN OF NAMIBIA written by Tiffanie A. When traveling throughout Africa and exploring a new country, city or community I often wonder will the women of the community accept me. This may sound a bit strange to some but in a quest to grow closer to my original lineage, I appreciate […]
Chale Wote Festival
Originally posted by Essence Magazine – K. Natasha All weekend long, we’ve dressed in African garb, Dashikis, and Ankara prints to “travel” to Wakanda after being inspired by Marvel’s blockbuster Black Panther film. Though fictional, Wakanda, the African kingdom ruled by T’Challa (played by Chadwick Boseman) in the film, draws inspiration from other beautiful countries […]
Have you ever experienced love at first sight? This is exactly what I felt during my first physical visit to South Africa. Upon landing at Cape Town International Airport I stared out of the window at this place called Mama Africa.
As I approach the customs agent in Cape Town International Airport he greets me with a warm ‘Unjani Sisi’. I smile awkwardly and hand him my American passport. He asks me why did I decide to travel to South Africa. I want to tell him that each experience in my life has led me to this very moment.