Unfortunately, not all travel stories are good ones. While my experience at Made in America 2k17 was not a complete bust, it was lack luster on many fronts. Like, I can’t even come to y’all and start on a positive note because the weather was rude as hell. To sum it up briefly: the weather... Continue Reading →
My First Afro-Diasporian Festival in Another Country
Basking in the presence of beautiful and buttery blackness is one of my favorite pastimes. My time in Puerto Rico blessed me with the chance to experience an Afro-Diasporian Festival on one blacknificent (yes, I just made that word up) day. Now y’all know I live for a good festival (if you don’t know or... Continue Reading →
How To Not Play Yourself At A Festival
It’s the summer time, and festival season is upon us. Y'all should know that I really live for a good festival. They’re high key like my thing. Whether it be cultural, musical or some other type of theme, I’m here for them all. Today though, we’re discussing music festivals (some of these items may pertain... Continue Reading →
Does Paris Live Up to the Hype?
I was blessed with the opportunity to take a little European excursion recently. On this trip, I, along with my homegirl Alix, were able to set our feet in Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Rome, Naples, and a few cities along the Almafi Coast. If it’s already sounding like it was lit, that’s because it was. First... Continue Reading →
It was beautiful. It was buttery. It was black. Held every year on South Street, the Odunde Festival is a celebration of blackness and the largest African American festival held in the country. It’s one of my most favorite events in Philly so I had to hit up the city of brotherly love for a... Continue Reading →