April 1, 2013
Today is the beginning of my A to Z Challenge Adventure part 2!! I can’t believe it but I am going to join the blogging fun again. My apologies to you for not giving any updates here for so long but my life as mother wife and more has been unrelenting lately. But I have missed my blogging moments and have decided to use the A to Z challenge as a wonderful opportunity to rededicate myself to the primary focus here Ananse Adventures ….. Ananse is the Adinkra symbol for Creativity. I hope to be tremendously inspired as I reach out creatively throughout this Challenge and the rest of the year.
So stay tuned for more Ananse Adventures right here in the Mocha Life !!
- Adventure! (a-to-zchallenge.com)
- The Adinkra Symbols (nzingamaxwell.wordpress.com)
- Spider Stories: African Fantasy Adventure of a Quest to Reclaim a Throne. (cinemakenya.wordpress.com)
October 15, 2012
Sending beautiful Sankofa wishes to those celebrating Black History Month in the United Kingdom this month!! Peace and blessings always.
- Black History Month (lushnessofluminousliving.com)
Duafe is the Adinkra Symbol for beauty and this morning I was sooooo honored to be able to speak with a true pioneer and ambassador for African Beauty across the Diaspora–
the amazing Naturally Isis.
For the second year Isis Brantley of Naturally Isis brings us the Natural Hair Parade and Festival in Dallas/Fort Worth Texas.
This parade and festival is the first of it kind celebrating African Beauty. Naturally Isis is always teaching and sharing concepts of empowerment thru self love being a huge focus of this parade and festival.
If you are anywhere close to Dallas Metro area I encourage you to head over and join the fun
….. on Saturday, September 1st to be a part of this amazing event.
Listen in below to my chat with this amazing lady and learn more about Naturally Isis, her inspiration to host this special event – truly a beautiful labor of love and about all the special activities planned for September 1st.
Here is a link to the chat we enjoyed
I encourage you to consider offering donations to this amazing event to assist with the education and empowerment of women through DUAFE
Please contact the Outreach Coordinator at (404) 944-6439
or visit Naturally Isis Natural Hair Online
- Uk Documentary: Kickin It With the Kinks (trailer) (themochalife.wordpress.com)
- Get Crowned via Instagram! (themochalife.wordpress.com)
We must begin to define our Duafe!! This Documentary looks like a wonderful examination of how woman are doing just that!!
KICKIN’ IT WITH THE KINKS is a documentary that explores the complexities of haircare among women and especially among women of African descent. While many have opted to be part of the growing trend of ‘going natural’ others continue to go through great lengths to achieve unnaturally long flowy hair.
The history of afro-textured hair is re-visited, norms derived from these explored and the dangers of chemical products unveiled. Mundia, a Manchester based student, explores this area further. She documents the reality of how much time, effort and money women dedicate to their hair and also meets with specialists who are able to give insightful points into the history of afro textured hair and the ever booming hair product and hair extension industries.
August 5, 2012
This week I have been blessed to be able to follow all the amazing physical feats of the athletes in London for 2012 Olympics. Seeing the wonderful array of countries represented has been a true treat for this “student of the world” !! One of the things we all admire about the Olympic athletes is how much they have gone thru and endured to get to the level of performance we see during the games. This concept of endurance and resourcefulness is expressed in the Adinkra symbols as Aya. If the Olympics had been developed in Ghana the medals probably would have had the Aya symbol engraved on them. It is said that those who wear the symbol have truly endured many adversaries and outlasted much difficulty – something I am sure the Olympians could easily discuss with us.
I have enjoyed seeing the tweets of support for these amazing athletes from around the world in my Twitter timeline. This morning I received several RT ‘s from @Afridiziak that she received via the UK Postal Service (@PostOffice) about the stamps they have created celebrating UK gold medalists. Here is the stamp they have created for the UK Olympian Mo Farah. He truly is an athlete that exemplifies the concept of the Aya symbol during his career as a long distance runner.
So this is a salute to celebrate the wonderful athletes and the strong message they tell the world — Wave the flag of Aya over all you do and you will see amazing results.
Share your Natural Hair Duafe Via Instagram!!
Queens x Crowns is on instagram and ready to crown YOU! Follow QxC at [queensxcrowns] and tag your photos “#queensxcrowns” to have your crown featured on the timeline! You can follow on twitter at the same handle! QxC also has to shout out this awesome artist Rik Lee who drew this beautiful illustration! You can find him on IG at [rikleeillustration]!