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…

Your money or your life? : on Burn outs

How can you make time for self-care when you have one, two or three demanding jobs? How can you make time for self-care when you need to work substantially to eat and pay the bills? How can you make time for self-care when you are struggling by yourself with no parent or partner to take…

Fatherless daughters: a social and self-love issue

My father did not take care of me while growing up. Finally seeing him after more than ten years for the first time as an adult trying to implement a healthy daughter-father relationship something I dreamed of, reinforced the deep feeling of abandonment I thought it would silence. It had broken me in an incomparable…

Conversation with Mariagoreth Charles

Poetess, Media and communication specialist, Activist, Farmer, Self-love practitioner I am very excited to start a new series on the blog called “Conversation with” which will consist of interview of inspirational women making self-growth and the realization of their calling a priority in a unique way and who inspire others to embrace self love and…

How to become more productive ?

Everyone knows of some truly skilful individuals with bright minds and great ideas but who do not manage to do a lot concretely, not because of a lack of potential or talent but because they don’t master time-management skills. I guess also because they can not find in them the strength and motivation necessary to…

I’m not travelling to Africa to do humanitarian work

Lately, I have been constantly asked: why do I want to travel to Tanzania and Mozambique and if I am going to do humanitarian or voluntary work over there as if it was the only logical reason to go to those places. It feels as if I am repeatedly having this discussion, many people genuinely do…