Month: February 2017

Black Girl Magic: The Fashion Bloggers You’ve Been Searching For #wcw

Hi, my name is Anaïs and I’m addicted to online shopping. What’s there not to love? From anywhere in the world, I can scour every corner of the internet for what I need, have it delivered and still attend to my piña colada on the beach. I even schedule to have my groceries delivered! I

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WanderLust (or Love), a Curly-American Walks into a Spaniard Bar… (Primera Parte)

After a long day’s journey through the sites of Mardrid, the sun was low in the sky as I stumbled upon Mercado de San Miguel. My eyes feasted on the crystal clear glass structure being held up by iron beams winding across the ceiling. Through the walls, you could see produce displayed like a vibrant

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Solo Traveling While Black, Is It Safe? (Rule #2)

Read… Solo Traveling While Black, Is It Safe? (Rule #1) So I told you about my mini-solo travel experience in Hong Kong. Next, it was Germany that tested me and I am grateful that they happened in the order they did. Rule #2: Always ask for help. For months, I told my girlfriend, we'll call her

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ART: Un-Whitewashing MLK, Jr. 20FEB17

UN-Whitewashing MLK, Jr. 20FEB17 To hear the same quotes from the “I Have a Dream” speech year after year, shooting after shooting, is to feel the color draining from your face and that of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. History has a way of editing itself, compounding down to the most digestable

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ARGENTINA: How Buenos Aires Changed My Life (Pt. 2)

Go to Part 1 of ARGENTINA: How Buenos Aires Changed My Life After crying in front of a stranger who was supposed to employ me, I flew back home 0-1. I allowed myself to feel defeated for the rest of the day and then bits of the trip began to return to me. I remembered

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Solo Traveling While Black, Is It Safe? (Rule #1)

Yes, but… …you still have to “act like you have home training,” as my mother would say. My experience traveling alone has been limited. However, it has given me glimpses of what I should and should not do while away on a solo adventure. Rule #1, never ever panic!

Shackles are Becoming a Statement Piece

Recently, I raised the question of why we as Black people dont have a Black flag? It would be difficult to come together as one to agree on its style, purpose and meaning because across the diaspora, there are darker skin Brazilians, Indians, Spaniards, etc that have unique struggles. However, all of us are connected

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ART: Un-Whitewashing MLK, Jr. 10FEB17

UN-Whitewashing MLK, Jr. 10FEB17 To hear the same quotes from the “I Have a Dream” speech year after year, shooting after shooting, is to feel the color draining from your face and that of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. History has a way of editing itself, compounding down to the most digestable

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