Living + Learning

      On Hair, Surrender and Growth

      It’s been 5 years since I did my first big chop – in the sense of “going natural”; I had short cuts throughout high school in Ghana – I’m only just really understanding my roots, what it needs, what is a no-no, the works. The first time, I didn’t really take care of my hair …

          Poetry/Prose: For What (Is) It’s Worth.

          Playing small, betraying oneself. And for what? Impressions of security, of doing this and saying that, chalking one milestone up against the other. Expectation checklist covered. All the while ignoring, nay, dreading those beseeching eyes. The ones that bore deep through the vestiges of the soul, demanding, nay, begging for an answer: “For what shall …

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              Photo Inspiration: Dance

              Dance. If there’s one thing many Africans are good at, it’s got to be that. We move to an unmistakable rhythm. It’s fascinating what the human body can do and I’m always keen to capture the moment and movement. Sometimes it works, other times it doesn’t. But when it does, pure wonder! Young, old, modern, …

                  Video Inspiration: Boyhood – A Lesson in Dedication

                  Boyhood. Watched this film with two of my former SAIS classmates last night. A story about, well, boyhood. Filmed over the course of 12 years. It was amazing watching the growth in thinking, mannerisms, interests, questions, challenges.  The sibling rivalries, the everyday realities of parenting, the transitions. How everything changes, yet remains the same. LIFE. …

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                    Video Inspiration: “Why Can’t We” – Asa

                    The Nigerian songstress has a new album out entitled “Bed of Stone” which you can preview HERE. Today however, we’re taking it back to her retro-themed, 50s inspired video for “Why Can’t We” from her sophomore album “Beautiful Imperfection” and – of course – those inspiring  lyrics! Because, really, why can’t we? Enjoy! {Lyrics} You …

                      The Big(ger) Picture: Landscapes & Backdrops of Life

                      I’ve always been fascinated with landscapes; there’s nothing like capturing a good sunset, sunrise, bird in flight, cloud patterns, wave crashing against the shore – against the backdrop of life. It gives perspective – about how small we are, yet at the same time, how important. Makes you wonder what one could see if we …

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