hello loves happy holidays. i hope it has been a restful season. i’m making the most of the time off and the cosy days in by reflecting on what the year has taught me through travel. each trip has taught me a few things about myself, the people i travel with and the world. in this post i want to share what travelling has taught me this year. this year i didn’t travel as much as i would like. but i did see three very different parts of the world. i visited: paris in february.
My first visit to Paris coincided with my first Afropunk experience. As in, my first time being fully surrounded by people who were willing to embrace their blackness loudly coincided with my first time in the delicate Parisian streets. Afropunk Paris less than subtly persuaded that we should dismiss the notion of an ‘alternative’ blackness, a version of blackness which is different. Afropunk seems to remind us that this is just who we are, how we are, when given a space to o