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Harlem NYC Book Signing

Harlem, come see me! I’ll be in Harlem signing copies of my novel Confessions of a Black Travel Diva this weekend. Drop by for a mix of African art, fashion, music and light refreshments. RSVP Here Details: Confessions of a Black Travel Diva Book Signing Saturday February 17, 4-6pm Calabar Imports 2504 Frederick Douglass Boulevard New York, NY 10030 Free Tickets Here  

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A Moment in Montréal

I realized that I never posted my brief weekend getaway trip to Montréal from last fall. It was a short, sweet stay, and we spent most of the time lingering in cafés, bookshops and the Botanic Garden, where we witnessed stunning horticultural architecture by artist Patrick Dougherty. And though the garden wasn’t quite the Jardin des Tuileries, it was good enough for us.  

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Brooklyn NYC Book Signing

Brooklyn, come See me! I spent a good deal of my adult life in Brooklyn. So much so that Confessions of a Black Travel Diva definitely has its Brooklyn imprint stamped all throughout its pages. I spent many hours in my friend’s boutique on Tompkins Avenue, writing, rewriting, and reading pages aloud, trying to get every detail right. So it seems fitting that I… Read More

A Dip in Havana

This post is a long time coming. My daughter and I went to Cuba back in May. It was part a birthday celebration for her, and part a personal bucket-list destination, made all the more urgent given the current administration’s antics. If we didn’t go now, there was no telling when a rash travel ban would keep us from visiting this colorful nation. We… Read More

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Confessions of a Black Travel Diva

NOW AVAILABLE ! My novel, Confessions of a Black Travel Diva is available for preorder! Based on my real life stories of my travels around the world. Come with me! PRE-ORDER NOW

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Exploring Atlanta: Old Fourth Ward

I spent a brief spell living in Atlanta before my daughter was born. After living in Manhattan and Brooklyn for most of my adult life, I just felt that I needed to escape this expensive city in order to propel myself forward in life. There is a saying: Sometimes you’ve gotta go in order to grow. Being in the ATL allowed me to save… Read More

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Colorful, Magical Haiti

It is with such irony that of all the places I have traveled in my lifetime, I had never been to my own family’s country: Haiti. That it has been a dream of mine is an understatement. I would wistfully tell my relatives of my desire to make it to our homeland only to be told of the horrific violence and cautionary tales of… Read More

Road Trippin: My Journey Across the USA

In my forthcoming travel memoir, I wrote about how my grandmother would take me on cross country trips from our suburb on Long Island all the way to the coasts of California. They were vivid memories that shaped my lust for travel, even as a single mom. I started traveling with my little boo internationally when she was 4 months old. I wanted her… Read More

Black and Burning: My Experience as a Black Woman at Burning Man

Update! After all this time, a video. These images don’t even capture a sliver of my experience, but it is a glimpse into the Playa world. Back in 2006, my old roommate became obsessed with getting to this festival out in the desert with a bunch of wild hippies. I, being a hippy artist myself, was intrigued, but tepid. I considered myself open-minded, having… Read More

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Djarama*

Custom-made halter dress I designed and had created for me in Guinea  * Pronounced (n- JAH-ra-ma)- Hello, or Greeting in Fulani Some names have been changed (*) I took this trip unexpectedly. It wasn’t planned as a vacation; I had gone to do some research and discovery on Guinean dance as part of an education initiative for my new non-profit organization. So, while I… Read More