A book many lessons: The Power of Now

I am very excited to start a new series on the blog called a: A book, many lessons! Because I love reading and unfortunately often I forget  to quickly the lessons that I learned from a book and things that strike me about a book.  Because I believe that it could also encourage someone to…

Valencia, Te quiero!

Spain, Spain … is a country that always amazes me. Unfortunately, when we think about going to Spain we usually think about going to Madrid and Barcelona but the country as way more to offer! Andalucia, Murcia, Galicia and recently I have just discovered another part of this country: Valencia! It is a great city…

What does Sebenni ni Taama mean? What does the name of my blog mean?

Sebenni ni Taama, the name of my blog literally means writing and travelling in Bambara/Malinké a language spoken across West Africa, where I am from. I absolutely love the sound of it. But there is more to the story. With Sebenni ni Taama I am referring to writing and traveling not only as activities or…

Why I blog

What do you regularly do to elevate your mind, challenge yourself, be creative, get out of this bubble you are evolving in? I blog. I blog because it is a necessity. Some people need to go shopping, to do sport or to party, to experiment this satisfying feeling of excitement meaning they are right here,…

Why the summer body narrative is toxic

Every year we hear the same narrative, summer is coming so it is time to prepare for your bikini body! You should get back to sport more regularly, eat salad and veggies, buy miracle products to flatten your belly, to minimise your cellulite, buy pills to help with your weight loss, buy drinks to help…

Conversation with Kierra Yvonne Fields

Poet, Writer, Photographer, Artist, Traveler Kierra is an empowering personality whose journey and words are beyond inspiring. Kierra is an African-American who has a very special relationship with Africa. She recently published a poetry collection, Roots & Tides, which details her initial travels through Africa. This work demonstrates the importance of knowing oneself. A genuine…

Why you should travel solo!

Recently, I had the guts to travel completely by myself for a week without the intent to meet with a friend, nor without the structure of a cultural or volunteering association. Just me myself and I. I am always thought to be independent but for some reasons, the idea of it paralysed me. Why would…

İstanbul çok güzel!

There are some cities where you simply feel safe, feel well, places you feel a warmth sensation every time you are coming back. Istanbul has a unique type of energy that naturally elevates my mind and my mood. Travelling regularly to a place you appreciate that much and that conveys such great energies is in…

25 things I have no doubt about: Lessons learned

I just turned 25 and I am more than excited about this new age, this new stage of my life. I have never been so comfortable in my own skin, ageing has been quite comforting so far. Birthdays are a great opportunity for self-reflection and introspection. So, I have been in a reflective mode and…

Conversation with Pamela Ohene-Nyako

Historian in becoming, Communicator, Activist, Multifaceted artist, Founder of Afrolitt’ Some women scream inspiration, motivation and admiration. So when you find out what their history is, where they actually come from, the steps they took to arrive where they are, it relieves you. It makes you ponder about the tools necessary for you to truly…

South India: on magic, discrimination and growth

India has been my most powerful travel experience so far. India has been a great teacher. There is nothing romantic or deeply spiritual regarding my relationship with India. India has been hard, emotionally and mentally for numerous reasons. The disgusting stares, the insecurity I sometimes experienced, the constant feeling that you are less than because…