#BlackLivesMatter, why is it so important?

December 5th, we celebrate Sinterklaas and you can still read Why Black Pete is Racist. To celebrate, I want to talk about why #BlackLivesMatter is important. On May 25th earlier this year, George Floyd died at the hands of police in Minneapolis. He allegedly past a counterfit 20$ bill which resulted in him being arrested. However, the police officer knelt on Floyd’s neck for almost 9 minutes and during the last 3 minutes, George’s body didn’t move and he had no pulse. The brave 17-year old Darnella Frazier filmed this whole ordeal and made sure the rest of the world saw it too. The death of George Floyd sparked a world wide movement against racism and police brutality. However, why is this so significant?, we have a lot to unpack here, so let’s get uncomfortable.

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Summer 2020 (cancelled?!): an update

I have not updated my blog in a long time! I apologize for leaving you guys hanging, but I HAD to take a break. However, your favorite Senegalese Twisted girl is BACK! And boy, there has been enough going on in the world that we can talk about… I mean, summer 2020 is basically cancelled, because: corona virus? Also, can you relate to the following? Any time I read corona virus, I hear it in Cardi B’s voice.. (corona vyrusss) But, I digress! Let’s get into what has been happening in this Summer 2020 update!

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Senegalese baptism

Senegalese baptism - nguenté

After sharing my experience at Senegalese weddings, I think it’s finally time for a traditional Senegalese baptism, or as we say in wolof nguenté! I have actually attended quite a few baptisms, however, this one is from my cousin Awa’s second-born. Just like Senegalese weddings, Senegalese baptisms actually have different parts, but can be very different. Let’s just get into the ceremony that (usually) comes after weddings!

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Pizza at Pizza Time in Dakar

Pizza Time in Dakar

Today, I am bringing you with me while I visit Pizza Time! Last time, I took you with me to brunch at Melo in Dakar. So, today we are EATING PIZZA! I am so happy to finally share some decent (in my opinion) pizza with you. So, I went here for dinner in Dakar. I have to say that my last trip to Senegal was full of firsts. Therefore, I am also adding this first trip to Pizza Time to the list. I actually gave up on eating pizza in Dakar, due to the different cheese they use for their pizza’s and I’m not used to that. So, let’s talk traditional pizza from Pizza Time!

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Melo in Dakar: brunch!

Melo Dakar

I went to brunch (again), and this time I went to Melo a popular spot in Dakar! In my previous review, I told you all about my delicious dinner at Bazoff. Today, however, I’m sharing my brunch at this supercool spot. This is actually my first time visiting since they moved! Just look at this cool sign they have, it is so inviting! Voulez-vous manger avec moi? Venez!

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Bazoff in Dakar: delicous dinner!

Bazoff

I went to dinner at Bazoff with Youma, and when I did, I knew it was time for another foodblog! It has been such a while since I wrote one. Also, since I’m back in Senegal, I just knew it was about time. In my last review, you can read all about Mawa’s Taste of America. Today, I’m taking you with me to Bazoff in Dakar. This is the first time I went to Bazoff and it was amazing. Let’s get into some great, delicious food!

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Bantu knots in Dakar

Bantu knots

Hi guys, I am back in Dakar and I tried something new: Bantu knots! As you could see from my previous videos and pictures, I initially wore a wig to Senegal. This was mostly because I knew I’d be very busy during the FundWell program to do my hair on a daily basis. However, I’m back in Dakar and I am wearing bantu knots! Honestly, I actually LOVE it! Also, it has been a while since I updated you on my hair. In my last hair related article, I told you all about braiding myself. Let’s get into these perfectly crafted knots, shall we?!

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Mawa’s Taste of America – brunch

Mawa's Taste of America

For the first time I’ve visited Mawa’s Taste of America and gotten to eat an American-ish brunch. Also, I know it has been such a long while since I wrote a foodblog! However, since I’m back in Senegal, I know I have to. My last review was about Miam’s Restaurant in Dakar. Today however, I’m going to show you some real American inspired breakfast/ brunch/ lunch from Mawa’s Taste of America. I’m so excited to talk about food again, especially brunch. So, let’s get into some typical American food shall we?!!

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