Should Black people go to Africa?

Nairobi, Kenya I have read quite a few things about why African Americans do or do not travel to the continent. Some of it I can totally jive with like Glo from the Blog Abroad’s perspective here. As an African American who has  been to continent twice (going again next year) I have been asked about […]

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Destination Impact: A Retrospective

It has taken me more time than I’d like to admit to sit down and compose a review of my experience with Destination Teach (now Destination Impact) for a couple of reasons: One: I had to jump back into life making this post pretty low on my content list. Two: I wanted to be intentional […]

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Reset before you jet

Nairobi Kenya After eight long days of travel, seeing, and serving, it was finally time to come back to the US. So tired. SO TIRED. And to boot, my flight didn’t leave until four the next morning (gif). I had two options: rush to Kisumu to Nairobi and possibly miss my flight, or get a […]

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Elephants, and Giraffes, and Warthogs, oh my.

Nairobi, Kenya Getting back into Nairobi was a welcome change, if for no other reason than the roads were smoother. We were in town for two days then heading out to Kisumu which was in the opposite direction of Masai Mara. While in Nairobi were scheduled to do some pretty cool cultural activities which were […]

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Forced Stillness: A Safari Tale

Masai Mara, Kenya Psalms 46:10 “Be still and know that I am God” While on safari, well on the way back to Nairobi from Masai Mara, I dropped my phone between the seat of the van. It, of course, landed in a space that I couldn’t reach it. Much of the ride U had been […]

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Visiting a Masai Village

Masai Mara, Kenya I was super jazzed about traveling to Masai Mara for one main reason: To have the opportunity to encounter the Masai people personally. The Masai are a semi-nomadic indegenous community in East Africa. They settled mostly in Kenya and northern Tanzania. My travel companions and I asked our guide Joshua about whether […]

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Till Your Ground

I spent a lot of yesterday in prayer. I regularly, most of the time, drive in silence. My commutes alone have become a great place fo me to be alone with my thoughts and with God, that and the shower. Yesterday I really felt as though I needed that time to be with God. Somethings […]

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Lessons from Lionesses: Hold ‘em, Fold ‘em, and Slay

Masai Mara, Kenya Leave it to me to be on safari and have a whole deep moment. As I was observing three lionesses hunt a warthog (which they call a Pumba in Kenya and I lived), a few things struck me. Struck me in a way that I literally had my wig snatched. So of […]

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The Circle of Life: 3 day Safari in Masai Mara

Masai Mara, Kenya The last time I went on safari I was traveling through Ghana. It was a short trek through the savannah but still amazing, at least the parts I can recall. One thing that drew me to take this trip to Kenya was that I would get to go on a safari again. […]

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Black Girl in the Wild: A Glamping Experience

Masai Mara, Kenya First of all: I did not know that I was going to be glamping. Maybe it was on the itinerary that was in my email, but I had only skimmed it in the last few weeks. I easily could have missed that detail. There were two reasons that I was excited to […]

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