My name is Nikki and I am a product of the African Diaspora, born and raised in the United States. I have a strong desire to learn about black folks all over the world. How did we get to Colombia? Or should I say who brought us there? What traditions were we able to uphold in Cuba? What’s going on with us right now in Paris? As the recipient of a public school education in the US, this information was never taught to me. I’m really not sure at what point I learned or realized that enslaved Africans were taken to other parts of the world. If we’re keeping it all the way real, African American history was barely covered in school. Rather, it went a little something like this — the slaves came, Lincoln “freed” them, MLK marched, and now all is good in the land of the free and the home of the brave.
This blog will cover my self-education on the Diaspora as I research and travel to different places, both abroad and within the US. For the past few years I’ve been on a journey of self-discovery in order to determine what my passions and interests are. One passion that I have already identified is traveling. So far in my journeys outside of the US, I have touched down in Canada, Mexico, the Bahamas, Morocco, Ghana, India, and Dubai. Last year I made it a goal to visit at least 3 countries and I made it to 5 (Europe got me out the way)! This year I didn’t set any travel goals and decided to just go where the wind takes me. I am by no means an expert on the subject matter that is the African Diaspora, I am simply learning as I go. Join me!
Contact: thediasporian [at] gmail [dot] com