Category Archives: Africa

Visiting A Mauritanian Prison

Volunteering in a Mauritanian prison sounds foreboding and like something that should incite fear and skepticism. Instead, for seven days of painting, I entered the boys and women’s prisons feeling inspired, eager, and energized by the importance of the work … Continue reading

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Traveling with Doctors in Mauritania

Mauritanian landscapes are breathtaking. During the airplane’s incoming descent, the Atlantic Ocean reveals itself, but unlike most other cities, the Nouakchott coastline stands bare. Instead of typical beachfront properties and busy highways, sand travels as far as the eyes can … Continue reading

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Getting to Know Mauritania

I arrived in Namibia yesterday, feeling anxious to spend the next few days writing about my time in Mauritania. Each morning, noon, and night during my visit was filled with activity. So much that it was hard to effectively process … Continue reading

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What is the PITH of Black Pith Poetry?

Deep within a young tree is the pith, or soft tissue which stores and transports nutrients throughout. As the tree grows, rings surround this pith to show the evolution of time and development. After meeting the young men who are … Continue reading

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Hearts Travel Where Hope Travels

It’s December! The hustle of the holidays makes this a whirlwind month. I think of how many holiday gifts I have wrapped in my lifetime and how much time I have spent finding just the right presents, while often succumbing … Continue reading

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Afri-cans Street Art Festival 2018

In its second year, Afri-Cans Street Art Festival in Kampala, Uganda was a collaboration of artists who met to celebrate their passion for community-building through the design and creation of street art. For one of the event’s founders, Sparrow Uganda, … Continue reading

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Caring For My Mental Health While Traveling

Traveling brings out the best and worst in ourselves and our partners. Long distances, changes in nutrition, and sensory overload can disrupt all semblance of a life balance. At the same time, there is often a drive to “get everything … Continue reading

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