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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Semi-Solo in Mombasa

Mombasa, Kenya There are some places that you travel to that just feel right. They feel like home. For the last week, I had been admittedly tripping out about leaving. I was feeling more anxiety about going to Kenya than I had felt about going abroad in a while Don’t get me wrong I was […]

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Snap 151 Review

It started with an Instagram post from one of my fellow Texas bloggers, Kandiewanderlust, who mentioned the opening of a pop up studio in Fort Worth. It was super cute looking and totally set my photographer heart into excited palpitations.   Snap 151 is running through the month of January and located in the Westbend […]

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But Does it Travel? Nomatic Bag Review

Hey there family! We are squarely situated in 2019 and in the spirit of what I do around here I wanted to bring you my first bag review of the year! I have yet to find THE bag, so I guess I am a little bit of a bag accumulator. But here is the thing, […]

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The Art of the Staycation

Houston, TX. Sometimes I think people get caught up in traveling being “away” in the sense that you have to travel state lines, get in a vehicle of some sort, or stamp your passport. Don’t get me wrong, I love all of these things. There is no greater feeling to me than putting distance between […]

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Resetting at the Harbor

College Park, MD Fun Fact: I lived in Virginia some years ago and spent a healthy amount of time in the DC/DMV area visiting friends that were PharmD students at Howard while I was in seminary. I have not been back to DC since I left Richmond over five years ago. Luckily I was able […]

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Surviving HBCU Homecoming

Prarie View, TX. Let me start by saying that I have not attended an HBCU (Historically Black College or University) at any point in my collegiate career. I’m on my fourth degree from a predominantly white institution (PWI). However, I have been attending HBCU homecomings for years because I am in a historically black sorority. […]

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Launching Sharde’ Searches

Y’all, it’s been a long time, I shouldn’t have left you. But life has been happening and my website came off of the table for a minute. I think part of the issue has been that I was doing the absolute mostest. Trying to do YouTube videos twice a week and then do blogs twice […]

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