As an Indie Artist, it takes a lot of planning and execution to release a body of work, no matter how big or how small the project may appear to be. Despite the challenges, Koku Gonza forges ahead as an International Songstress & Natural Hair Spokesperson. Her artistry has taken her around the USAContinue reading “My Tribe is Creative AF: Koku Gonza”
Today is Two Years Later 1.9 Million Dollars. This proves that her death was wrong, yet she is still gone. The world wants answers, but we may never know the details of the actions that led to her last moments. Her life was fatally interrupted by police mistreatment. Sandra Bland could have been me. Why?Continue reading “Sandra Bland Could Have Been Me”
Whoa! Is She Wearing a Head Wrap? Celebrities tend to make people stop and look, so I say kudos to Alicia Keys for embracing the Head Wrap. The Head Wrap, with Sub-Sahara African origins is back on everyone’s radar, a fashion phenomenon in today’s society, especially here in the United States and has a holdContinue reading “The Head Wrap: It’s Here to SLAY”
This is a photograph of me(on the right) and my cousin Sallay (co-owner of Amyang Fashun) at Afropunk NYC. Even now, I am cringing at the thought of publishing this. But I think it’s important to highlight what this photo represents for me and my mission. This picture awoke in me a sense of inadequacy […]Continue reading “The Picture That Broke Me Open — dream, leap, live”
The African Fada is comedic relief for many people today due to the greatness of the interwebs. One of my favorite comedians that delivers life with an African Fada is Godfrey. (Side Note: Fada is Father, with the accent of my father applied.) When I tell my friends stories now about what I believeContinue reading “An Ode to The African Fada”
I woke up for the Inaugural EmpowerHER Conference in NYC after sleeping for two point seven five hours. Yep. I took a nap. A whole entire poolside nap on the eve of a business conference. Instead of sleeping, I decided to finally do the thing that was looming over my head. I decided to finallyContinue reading “10 reasons why EmpowerHER 2016 was Empowering”
RLC is my business bestie and active member of my tribe. She has a ton of accolades associated with her, but for the purpose of this note, she is my AE (short for Alter Ego-long story) and she motivates me to write. Her current doctoral studies have influenced me to pay closer attention to social media and its affect on my life. I must admit that my timeline is filled with a lot of motivational images, videos, and memes that have influenced me. I have arrived at this moment, and this is how I feel in this moment. So I decided to write a note to myself, because this moment must be captured. It’s too important to drown it in Pinot Noir. I need this moment to count for something other than internal shock.