CURLFEST: Why I love going & why you should too!

“EMBRACE WHAT MAKES YOU UNIQUE EVEN IF IT MAKES OTHERS FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE” CURLFEST: Curly Girl Collective is one of my top favorite festivals that I look forward to every year! For those of you who are not familiar with it. I’m about to put you on RIGHT NOW! CURLFEST is basically the mecca for afros,…

How a New York High School student spent the entire school year in China!

This past school year, our cousin, Christina Bowllan, spent the year learning, living and exploring in China. We interviewed her to help inspire high school students to travel, as well as educate other people who may be interested in traveling to China but don’t know what to expect. “Christina B. is currently a junior at…

Chin Sisters Road Trip

!!Click the link below!! Almost a year ago my cousin Amanda Chin & my sister Sajeeda Chin took road trip to the SouthWestern part of America– we hit Nevada, Colorado, Utah and Arizona. The main attraction was the GRAND CANYON! We spent 3 nights sleeping in a tent on the North Rim and everything that could…

Don’t just ‘Stay-at-home’, MOM

  Being a stay-at-home mom doesn’t mean you must stay home all day. Being home all day can suck and be depressing, especially if you can’t just cozy up and read your favorite book, do your hair or binge watch Netflix. I have a 8-month-old who demands most of my attention while he’s awake and…

Ten Universal Rules

One of the highlights for my trip to Alaska was vising the Alaska Heritage Center.Although I had mixed feelings about the performances, I loved touring the site and learning about the Native s of the land, the original people. I liked seeing many of the young generation of Native Yup’ik, Cup’ik, Inuapiat and many more…

# 1 Cardinal Rule; Broken

from: August 2014 Rule 1 number for every child growing up is- “Don’t get in cars with strangers.” So why did we? Here’s why: So of course Saturday is “adventure saturdays” here in Buffalo, since things are so hard to get to without a car, we stay close to campus during the week. So we…

Universal Family

August 2014 This summer has been one of love and learning. Everywhere I went, I had some family waiting for me, helping me and just showing me around the area. Making me feeel at home around the world. Tanzania: How can I have family in Tanzania? Well I do. So there was our of us…

A Million & One things closer than the grocery store

A Million & One things closer than the Grocery Store… (Actually 25 things closer than the grocery store, but you know,) “Its not that far” she says. “Its closer than the other one” she says. “It says 0.9 miles” she says. Well you know me, I’m always down for a little adventure, so we’re off…

Reflection Sundays: Kemet

take me back to the land of my ancestors, the land of the great Kings & Queens and Warriors & Engineers take me back to the Shukrans && the Shukranettes take me back to the Red Sea, the natural curly pudding, the hair elixir take me back to the sisterhood, the family, the infamous fellucaa…

Cambodia with Maleeka

I would like to highlight some of the amazing things people around me are doing to get us all inspired to think, to live and to laugh.  Volunteers Around the World: Cambodia with Maleeka Maleeka is a senior at Stony Brook University. She will obtain her Bachelors of Science in Health Sciences this upcoming May….

Flying Solo with my 4 Month Old

Baby Eisah & I recently took a quick trip to Seattle, Washington to visit some family and I really enjoyed traveling with him. I was a little nervous at first to get on the plane with him by myself but after traveling to China by myself, I really couldn’t fathom letting nervousness and a 4…

Baby Bear’s First Flight

Traveling with an infant is a journey in itself. Baby Bear caught his first cold just days prior to us leaving for Puerto Rico and I was so nervous to bring him away from home while he was sick. I had to have faith that we had everything he needed to get better. (Breastfeeding and…