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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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 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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Traversing Realms| From Nsawam to Ashresu, Ghana

The slender palm trees dance to the tune of the soft nframa/ wind tententen/ tall as a mug Peacefully and full of grace I catch myself smiling in the reflection of the car window as I glance at bunches of flowers peppered along the roadside. 'Shwoom' is the sound of cars speeding past us; it …

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M’abusuaf) Fi Nie: This is my Family Home| Asikabew, Ghana

On the way to Asikabew, we stopped by my grandmother, mama's, place and dropped off my aunt, Sisi Mother. My dad sat in the driver's seat and my (step) mother, Miss, sat next to him in the passenger's seat. My aunt Maggie, my brother Kwame, and I sat in the back seat. We then pulled …

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