Based on the animation, what do you think we are talking about in this week’s YouTube video?
As a woman who grew up in Nigeria, I was not aware of certain things about me that stood out till I moved to America in 2007!
This week’s video was a difficult one to make because I had to dig up memories on racism and my experiences as a black immigrant woman in America.
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Did you find it challenging to create in quarantine? I know I did!
Being creative at home is challenging for me because I am the type that always wants to go outside. I am learning to change that thought process and making use of the resources available to me.
Now with everything opening back up, I am hoping to go outside soon (safely) and do what I love doing best which is creating....
What is your spirit animal?
Elephants eat and frolick all day which makes them my spirit animals because I do the same 😂
I did not realize how much I cared for animals <minus geckos and snakes> till I was in my late 20s! Seeing Elephants eating well and flourishing in their habitat makes my heart warm!...
Can you believe that this is Uganda?!
I could barely believe it myself!! Africa has ALOT of gems that need to be discovered!
One of the gems and the country that surprised me most is Uganda!
It is one of the cheapest countries I have ever visited and absolutely green and beautiful!
In Uganda, visiting Lake Bunyonyi is a must as well as taking a cruise down the Nile and Gorilla trekking.
Gorillas can only be seen in Uganda, Rwanda and DRC so if you have the $$$ ($600), I recommend this activity for your travel bucketlist....
The typical racist hates being challenged, they hate seeing changes in favor of minorities and they are hypocrites.
Some of the non-allies looted businesses in the guise of allyship but black people took the blame! The typical racist absolutely hates it when they are called out on this and many other atrocities perpertuated by their beloved America (slavery, exploitation, killings, lootings, the list is endless). We are tired and we are ready for change!
The protests, social media posts, comments, donations and many more are impacting change!
We are experiencing history in the making!
Keep it up!
Has your city/country opened back up?
I was out this weekend and I noticed in Chicago, everything has basically opened back up. I even got an email from my “you know what” waxing place that they are open so I guess everyone is open open now!
Summertime might not be dead afterall but remember to wear masks and practice social distancing while out and about!
This morning, I read about Jahmel Leach, 16, who was assaulted and tased while he was in NYPD custody. Then Oluwatoyin Salau, 19, who was killed in Tallahassee, Florida after she was sexually assaulted. It truly breaks my heart constantly seeing us turn to hashtags and it has been a great source of anxiety for me and I’m sure alot of people as well!
There are countless more stories- some told & some untold and we are tired. We will keep speaking out because we matter, we need to be heard and black people need to be protected!
Then some people have the nerve to say “All lives matter”. Of course all lives matter till it comes to black lives. We will keep fighting for BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS!
Cred @victoria.alao if you use this poster...
You are beautiful
You are enough
Your struggles don’t define you
You are a force
Celebrate a black woman today and like @theufuoma said, gift her an all expense paid trip to the Maldives in 2021 today! I am accepting gifts so pull up #morphexjamescharles...
Bedsheet + Ankara Fabric + Plastic flowers = THIS
How can I serve my community in a time where travel is restricted?
By showing that creating at home is possible and engaging and by making funny and educational YouTube videos for my audience (link to subscribe in bio).
In my spare time, I look at travel destinations and dream. I especially miss sharing my travel hijinks on my Instagram stories and I miss my community laughing at the madness.
If there is anything you especially want to see on my platform and YouTube? Please leave a comment below!
Picture inspired by @cultgaia and @asiyami_gold...
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Have you heard? I am on the cover of @house_of_coco magazine!
Me? Me? On the cover!
If you guys want to talk to me, please go through my assistant thanks 😂😂
The interview piece made me relive my memories as a traveler, foodie and everything in between and I felt so full!
Thank you Eulanda from @dipyourtoesin for pitching a black creator as the cover to the editor and for thinking of me!
Kudos for shaking tables and making us feel seen....
Starting to thrive from working remotely because I have picked up new hobbies- videography and gotten better at old ones- photography. I also love seeing what other people have picked up and seeing them thrive. It’s so inspiring!
PS: Trying on several teddy lingerie and shocked that they still fit but we move
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What have you given up voluntarily or involuntarily because of quarantine?
One of the things I have given up so far is alcohol. I drink in restaurants and outings but I have not been able to since quarantine and I have not sought it out as well.
Do I miss social gatherings? Yes! Do I miss alcohol? Not really. I might have a beer after I post this though because now I am thinking about it 😂...
I miss visiting Mexico several times a year as if it was behind my house.
I am pretty sure I would have visited at least twice by now if not for the lockdown.
Cheers to currently visiting Mexico in the spirit by looking at #archives haha.
I think trips within a country of residence would be popular after lockdowns are over. I would definitely be taking advantage of exploring the US more. Top states on my list are California, Colorado, Utah and Oregon. What states are on your US bucketlist?...
I miss doing things for the first few times and totally sucking at it!
Eg: Surfing and swimming!
I also get questions about how I grew my hair even though I cut it really short 2 years ago. Here is what works for me:
- I use alot of Vitamins but for hair specifically, MSM powder (sulfur) mixed in orange juice is great with a good multivitamin supplement.
- I wash my hair maybe once in 3 months
- I always have my hair in a braid because it’s protective
- When I comb my hair, I grab the roots and comb from the top
- I use castor oil and my diet is not the best but I drink ALOT of water...