December 18, 2019

I will not deny that the black travel movement has made progress in leaps and bounds throughout recent years.

More and more black women are wising up to the fact that they do not necessarily have to stay put and are spreading their wings towards other destinations.

Though, I do wonder, how many more of us would be traveling if we saw ourselves being represented more often?Although Instagram and YouTube do not encompass the ful...

December 3, 2019

In order to level up, it is necessary to start by making changes from within, one of those changes being what we choose to put into our bodies. Before we can see ourselves flourish, there is one thing that needs to be put in order - our health. Mental wellness and physical wellness feed off of one another, so neglecting one might be to the detriment of the other.

The best way to improve physical wellness and, thus, mental well...

November 29, 2019

Now that temperatures have dropped and the sky has been gray and stormy more often than not, at least for those of us living in places with colder climates, it can be difficult to constantly feel as though the sun might never show its face again.

This can be all the more challenging when you are abroad, and therefore, away from family and friends who might be able to ease the burden of seasonal depression.

Seasonal depression us...

November 27, 2019

It’s the most wonderful time of the year again. Some save that line for Christmas, but I save that line for Thanksgiving. It’s hard to top a celebration where food is the focal point. Everyone looks forward to eating on Thanksgiving, but when you’re vegan or know a vegan, the day can take on an extra layer of difficulty.

Some find vegans obnoxious and others find their lifestyle admirable. In either case, I feel it’s best to l...

November 20, 2019

Many people think that they need a reason to start traveling. Some people wait until they get enough vacation days, others like to save up for their dream trip, and some simply do not think it is possible with the amount of responsibilities that they have.

While I may not fit into some of these categories, I can say from personal experience that there have been times where I did not choose to travel due to financial circumstan...

November 12, 2019

Travel is something in which I will always want to see more black women taking part. It is relatively easy to promote sunny beaches, ancient ruins, and picturesque mountainsides to others looking for their next vacation spot or their next home; however, promoting other cultures and the languages of said cultures seems to be a bit more difficult.

What I mean by that is that not everyone views learning the language of a country...

November 4, 2019

Having natural hair can be difficult, especially for those of us with curls and kinks on the tighter end of the spectrum. Even with a wide array of products from which to choose and years of experience of taking care of your hair, natural haircare can still be a bit of a struggle. With that being said, add moving abroad to the mix and you end up with a scalp crisis.

The thing about moving abroad, and moving to a new place in ge...

October 29, 2019

Whether one chooses to wear it or not, makeup has become more accessible and plays a part in countless people’s everyday routine. In some countries, it is standard for women to wear makeup every day, whether natural or glam. In others, very little to no makeup is the standard.

I happen to be from a place where all ends of the spectrum are embraced.

This year, I mostly only wore makeup for special occasions and barely wore any d...

October 22, 2019

“Would you like some camembert?”

“Have you ever tried French cheese?”

“Naná, you’re in France! You have to eat some fromage.”

These are the statements that have haunted me since the day that I arrived in France. Putting aside that I am not a huge fan of cheese in general, and the only cheeses that I do happen to like tend to be Italian or Swiss (usually the ones that are not mature aka stinky).

Thus, it has become almost a weekly...

October 16, 2019

Language is something that defines all of us in some way. Our ability to communicate with each other is what can make or break relationships, propel us forward in our education, and determine whether or not we get a particular job; therefore, being adept in multiple forms of communication and having knowledge in different cultural nuances can help improve our lives in several ways. The ability to speak multiple languages is a...

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