September: Suicide Prevention Month

Let’s remember to be kind, gente, and compassionate towards people around us. We are all dealing with something, battling some demons, trying to get by. A little kindness goes a long way. Mental health remains a priority, especially during these challenging times. The CDC reports that every 11 minutes, someone dies by suicide. Every. 11.Continue reading “September: Suicide Prevention Month”

Soda, my sister

**An open letter to my baby sister (who’s not much of a baby anymore)** Hey girl, I want to share some life lessons with you today. Not because I know it all. And certainly not because I have got this life figured out. But because I want to shed some light on a few thingsContinue reading “Soda, my sister”

Notre “Diiné” (religion): Oustaz Pape Hane

**Qui est Pape Hane?** Je m’appelle Macoumba Hane, mais on m’appelle Pape Hane. Je suis né à Thiès, au Sénégal. Je vais résumer mon enfance en disant que j’ai appris le Coran à un jeune âge – mon maitre coranique s’appelait Makhtar Cisse. J’ai terminé le Coran, puis j’ai déménagé à Kaolack pour apprendre leContinue reading “Notre “Diiné” (religion): Oustaz Pape Hane”

Maguette, on behalf of all the women holding it together during Ramadan

Reading time: ~4 mins I feel like I just laid my head down no more than an hour ago! I swear that alarm clock races with my sanity sometimes. It was time to get up and prepare a meal before sunrise. Ramadan had begun and it was going to be a long month of wakingContinue reading “Maguette, on behalf of all the women holding it together during Ramadan”

NitDoffKillah – Défis au développement au Sénégal

AG: Parlez-nous un peu de vous. NDK: Mon vrai nom est Mor Talla Gueye. J’ai grandi à Louga au Sénégal, et j’y ai passé toute mon enfance et mon adolescence. Je suis entré dans le hip hop à l’adolescence et j’avais l’habitude de faire du ‘‘break dance’’ avec un groupe d’amis. Notre groupe s’appelait BMG (Bokk Mboloo di Gestu). C’estContinue reading “NitDoffKillah – Défis au développement au Sénégal”

NitDoffKillah – Challenges to Development in Senegal

AG: Tell us a little bit about you. NDK: My real name is Mor Talla Gueye. I grew up in Louga, Senegal and spent my entire childhood and adolescent years there. I got into Hip Hop as an adolescent and used to break dance with a group of friends. We went by the name BMGContinue reading “NitDoffKillah – Challenges to Development in Senegal”

Beauty & Brains: NDÉYE <3

Shameless plug, she’s my little sister!!! 🙂 **Who is Ndeye?** Ah, I really hate this question. I usually have to answer it in this formatted elaborate elevator pitch so I’m going to take this chance to just freestyle. I’m a 24-year old Senegalese woman who has an immense hunger for human interaction and a thirstContinue reading “Beauty & Brains: NDÉYE <3”

KBF said … your stepchild is not your child

“Doomu jiitle du doom” **ATTENTION ALL PARENTS** Friends. Social media. Television. Travel. iPhones. Androids. Google. Spotify. Apple Music. Hulu. HBO. Netflix. Disney. School. Prom. Homecoming. Boyfriend. Girlfriend. Detention. Starbucks. That looks like a list of random but popular things that look familiar to all of us probably. But all of those things have something inContinue reading “KBF said … your stepchild is not your child”