Sophia Who? An interview with Tes Silverman

Sometime around this past February, after the publication of Sofi’s Short Stories, I was approached about being interviewed for a phenomenal podcast, r(E)volutionary Woman. That episode aired today! Tes Silverman is the artist behind the scenes and founder of r(E)volutionary Woman. She interviews women from around the world to ask them about the amazing things…

Nancy Sumari: Woman Extraordinaire

Women’s History Month is coming to an end, and we are continuing our Phenomenal Women Series with power! We will continue showcasing women even after March is over, because there is so much to celebrate, acknowledge, and be inspired by! For this post I interviewed none other than Nancy Sumari. I thank you, Mama Zuri, for…

Ready, Set, Action! Interviewing Seko Shamte

In a post I wrote a while back I mentioned being surrounded by some phenomenal women. One of these women is an old friend I was honestly kinda jealous of, back in sixth grade. She was cool, dynamic, and knew the lyrics to all the songs! (LOL) Our Cameroonese teacher would bring up a song…

The Seat Next To Her

While looking at photographs for a current project I came across this photo. It made me think. This is one of many women by whom I am surrounded who are intelligent, beautiful, dynamic, fun, and overall wonderful. I have also noticed that most of the women around me are really strong women. They have their own…

Milofy: THE App For Couples. You’re Welcome.

A week or so ago I had the sweet pleasure of speaking with Arshya Lakshman, a beautiful soul, brilliant person, and creator & CEO of Milofy, who also is the first interviewee for my Young & Successful Women Series! We had an extensive conversation in which she answered my questions in detail, and showed her…

Where is the Queen?

Where is the Queen? Does anyone know? Most importantly… do you know? You, you the queen. Do you know where you are? Do you know who you are? The princess looks up at you as she sees you resplendent; in a light you’ve forgotten. You’ve wandered down a darkness that is starting to shroud…aloud… On…

Female Genital Mutilation

Did you know that female genital mutilation (FGM) is reported to have been practiced in the US as recently as 2010? The United States of America is many things, good and bad, but I held the belief that the majority of the people who want to live in the US of A, are people who…

Ma’Hood: A Mother’s Story of Maternal Care

For the next two weeks a little organization named CleanBirth.org is making a huge difference in the lives of many people. In fact, it isn’t only now that it’s doing so. CleanBirth.org raises funds throughout the year to ensure that many pregnant women in Laos can have safe births through the use of clean-birth kits and properly…

The Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

This Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award is truly a beautiful concept. How often do we think of reading more blogs, finding out what other women are writing about, but get distracted by babies, or work, or needing some no-thinking time? I was nominated to participate in this blog by Tara Wambugu of Mama Mgeni (thank you,…

Captivatingly You Photography

Captivatingly You. Why this name? Why choose a word that some have considered too hard for others to remember (captivatingLY)? Because every person, animal, plant, …. Every thing I have photographed, when caught in the perfect moment is absolutely captivating! The eye of the lens and a person’s eye play a game or dance together…