Today, I am reviewing the documentary Homecoming by Beyoncé. A few weeks ago, Netflix released the trailer for Homecoming by Beyoncé. Last year, Beyoncé performed one of the most iconic shows during Coachella. Her documentary film Homecoming is an in-depth look into this iconic performance. Definitely read further if you want to know how instead of pulling up her flowercrown, Beyoncé pulled up her fist and paid homage to HBCu’s, Black culture AND Black women.(more…)
Every year on April 4th, we celebrate the independence of Senegal. Therefore, I’d like to take this moment to share with you a part of Senegal’s colonial history. Even though I have spent a lot of times in Senegal, I don’t always think of its history. However, I do think it is important to look back on history and think about how we got to where we are today. Let’s refresh on some history!(more…)
Today, I will bring a Senegal 2017-18 recap. Yes, I am in officially in the Netherlands and wearing much more clothing. I’ve had a wonderful time in Senegal, and I eventually stayed over a year. I’ve had the chance to do so many things! I got to see old friends, my family and I have met so many new, wonderful people. Let’s just get a recap of what I’ve done, ok?!(more…)
Happy New Year!! Today is the first day of 2018 and just like last year, I want to share some of my 2019 resolutions with you. If you are interested, you can read last year’s edition and the recap to compare for example. I hope everyone had a great holiday season full of love and joy. Let’s get into these ‘resolutions’!(more…)
Yes, it’s true: I’m finally am back in Holland! I’ve traded the sun for the icy wind, rain and possible snow. Some people would call me crazy, but I thought it was finally time to go home. In this post, I want to share more about why I decided to go back and my actual journey. In addition, I will talk about my experience with a new airline: TUI! Yes, I have already flown with TUI while visiting Cape Verde, but never to or from Senegal. Let’s go back to Holland!(more…)
A long while back, I went to Youssou N’dour at King Fahd Palace, here in Dakar. Since Tigo had some tickets left, we got the opportunity to go! It was amazing! Just like the White Party, it was a dinnerparty with live performances of Youssou N’dour and various Senegalese artists and comedians. We were invited, and of course: WE WENT! It is my first time going to Youssou N’dour. In this post, I will take you with me on this amazing night. Let’s get into the party!(more…)
I want to share something fun with you guys today. Drumroll please… (badumtsss) As of the end of summer, you can find Senegalese Twisted on House of Notoire! Yes, that is all part of stepping out of my comfort-zone. Read further if you want to know about Cynthia, the beauty and brains behind HON. I will spill all this HONey!(more…)
Merry Christmas! For the holidays, I want to talk about festive clothing.
As some may know, Senegalese people (read: women) LOVE to show off their Senegalese Traditional clothes. Other than showing off their clothing, Senegalese people love parties! There is always something to celebrate here in Senegal. There is always someone you know that is going to get married, had a child or there is a holiday on the corner. And even when there is nothing to celebrate, Senegalese people bring out their best attire on Fridays. Just look at this picture! Look at how colorful they are dressed. I definitely think this picture is aesthetically pleasing and super colorful! All in all, there is ALWAYS someone showing off their yéré olof. I’ll share some with you.