Self-Care + Growth Advice for the African Entrepreneur featuring Joyful Deli and Desserts

This is for the entrepreneur who spends their week chasing deadlines and munching on snacks, wedged between staring contests with their laptop, endless Zoom meetings and crossing out and adding tasks to their to-do lists. May we balance our hustle with self-care, rest and relaxation. My endorphins back flipped with every bite, and the round, …

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Freelancing 101: Optimizing Your Business during a Pandemic

As communities around the world fight to stay alive, Asiedua’s Imprint joins in on this battle, which exists in all facets of life—genetically, spiritually, financially and more. Simply waking up is a blessing. Still, like the great Maya Angelou said, “My mission is life is not just to survive, but to thrive; and to do …

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Quarantine Chronicles: Notes from a Repatriate in Ghana during COVID-19

‘God is in control', I whisper to myself like a mantra, as I reflect on my life, and look out at the community, whose loud voices sizzle and crack like onions caramelizing in hot palm oil. Honestly, if I had known there was an impending pandemic that would cause a worldwide lockdown, I’m not sure …

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Decolonize my Closet: ‘The Lotte’ Opens in Accra Ghana

As I waltzed through the glass doors into the boutique, I felt like I had stepped into a Pan-African fashionista’s dream closet. The rich cultural cadences of afrobeats danced on my eardrums, and the colorful, eclectic and classy fashion pieces surrounded me like a breath of fresh air. On December 23rd, 2019 at 6pm in …

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A Guide to Repatriation: Ghana Is A Must (Go)

More and more children of the African Diaspora are uprooting their lives, returning to Africa and continuing a legacy interrupted by the TransAtlantic Slave trade. As a Ghanaian-American writing this from Ghana, West Africa, I can confirm that although repatriating back to Ghana has not been a walk in the park, it is definitely a …

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The Lotus Is In Bloom: Wholistic Healing with the Seven Chakras

Wellness functions as a holy trinity of the mind, body and spirit. To be in good health means you have the strength, peace of mind, clarity, foundation and balance to thrive in your personal, professional, material and spiritual lives. The intelligence of the mind is truly a powerful phenomenon. If used the right way, it …

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The Original Slay Queens: A Look Inside Traditional Hairstyles in West Africa

In ancient African societies, hairstyles were channels of communication that told about one's tribe, social status, marital status, spirituality and family background. It is believed in many African cultures that if your hair gets into the wrong person's hands that person will be able to put the juju on you, so hair braiding and dressing …

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The Mystery, The Legend, The Erotic: A History of Waist Beads in W Africa

"The erotic offers a well of replenishing and provocative force to the woman who does not fear its revelation, nor succumb to the belief that sensation is enough", Audre Lorde 'Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power “It is the beads that makes the buttocks to shake”, Yoruba adage Waist beads are an ancient …

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