Like lawn jockeys you cam find in the old American south, these figures are working. Holding up a tray, a light etc. Permanent fixtures, stuck in history, contorted in servitude. But that’s not who I see in my blackamoor jewelry or moretto Veniziano. Oddly enough, the jewelry was different.
Michele mused, “Chinese Buddha must have been black!” it was on this level!
“yes, this woman is calling airport police, or is she weaponizing. Is it being weaponized against me as a foreigner, or as a black American?”
It’s an honored to be featured with so much Black Excellence.
It might not be what you expect, but it’s in these mountains that you can discover the heart, the origins of Moroccan culture.
A continuation of my conversation during my appearance on CBS This Morning, here are my tips for traveling as a woman, solo.
My notes on being a black American in Paris. Would I be following in the footsteps of other creative who sought refuge there during troubled American times á la Miles Davis or Josephine Baker? Or would I occupy a strange in between space?
We are decades away from the 1967 Supreme Court Loving ruling but interracial couples still navigate a few minefields in society. Michele and I are happily in a partnership where we discuss these things rather openly.
Ever so often on a press trip, if it’s a mix of influencers and journalists, the journalists often have horror stories of narcissistic influencer behavior and influencers have horror stories of crabs in a barrel behavior. I too have had some horror stories and I’m sure I’ve shocked an X Gazette decades long journalist or two whipping out my tripod and capturing video and DSLR shots simultaneously but I am respectful of the group. Luckily, more often than not, the sentiment is, “but this trip is different.” Such was the case in my recent trip to St Croix with the US Virgin Islands Tourism board. Could you believe a group of female entrepreneurs (and one male! Thanks for the pic Pablo Valentin) could meet, trade life stories, career advice and experiences? So here’s to making sure that special place isn’t filled with influencers! STOP with the mean girl behavior. Your fellow digital content creator has her own eye and has gotten far enough before she met you. No need to feel threatened that she’s going …
Birds chirping, the smell of jasmine in the air, the sun dancing through stained glass windows and reflecting off of jeweled mirrors.