Ghana Is My Muse: Behind the Ahofe Fashion Line

“The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within, strength, courage, dignity”- Ruby Dee, African American Actress Last December, I decided that starting 2018 I was breaking up with fear, leaving my crippling inhibitions, anxiety and baggage in 2017. It was too heavy a load to carry and it …

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Overcoming my Shame of Being African

"If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive. ” – Audre Lorde   “Give light and people will find the way.” – Ella Baker West Philadelphia born and raised; weaved like twill between African American, Fulani and Ghanaian communities most of my days. An African …

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How I Outran Fear: Trusting Creative Intuition|Togo, West Africa

"I'll tell you what freedom is to me: no fear. I mean really, no fear."- Nina Simone My knees buckled as I raised my leg to mount the snarling beast. Placing my hands on the shoulders of the man sitting in front of me, I closed my eyes and took a deep breath. I opened …

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Meditation: Moments of Peace | Ocho Rios, JA

"A Sanctuary is essential" – Elizabeth Nunez “All my life I had to fight” -The Color Purple Peace \ (noun)- Freedom from violence or turmoil Celebrating the different facets of myself is something I have struggled with since childhood. To exist as a queer black woman is to disrupt the violent nature of white supremacy. …

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A Sea Bath, Mangroves + Touch Bar | Burwood Beach, JA

"Nothing without water" -Fela Kuti My first visit to Jamaica involved cleansing, reconnecting with people of the African Diaspora and copious amounts of eating. The first morning, I woke up, made love with a tall glass of peanut porridge and put on my bathing suit. We drove a couple miles to Burwood Beach in Trelawny. …

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