Afrobella Loves the Crazy Turtle Lady!

I was sent this inspiring CNN story about Trinidadian woman Susan Lakhan Baptiste yesterday, and just had to share it with you bellas and fellas. I love animals, and I have so much respect for animal lovers and activists. Susan Lakhan Baptiste has made it her life’s mission to protect the endangered leatherback turtles that […]

Southern Hospitality

“Don’t stop. Anywhere.” “Maybe you should wear a hat or something.” “Seriously, even if you have to go to the bathroom, do not stop. Anywhere!” That’s just SOME of the advice I got when I let my friends and family know that the road trip I was taking would bring me through the South. Please […]

Trini and Proud of It

“Trinidad is my land And of it I am proud and glad But I can’t understand Why some people does talk it bad. All of them who runnin’ dey mouth Don’t know whey they talkin’ bout They will paint here black everyday, But the right things they would never say…” I had to open this […]

Travel Week!

Wow, bellas! 2009 really has been the year of change I intended it to be. Finally, I’m in Chicago after traveling everywhere from New York City to Trinidad. And finally I realize — I’ve got some travel writing to do! I will admit, I waited a while in the hopes that I could somehow publish […]

Happy Memorial Day, Bellas!

Maybe you’re heading to the beach, lighting up the grill, getting ready to party, or kicking it in front of the tube with an all-day marathon of your favorite show. But today, Memorial Day, is about so much more. Today we celebrate the men and wome who sacrificed their lives for American freedom. Throughout the […]

Yoga for Fitness, Yoga for Life

My first yoga class was an unforgettable experience. I’d been yoga-curious for a while, experimented with videos and online tutorials. But finally a friend I knew through my old job convinced me to join her at the local free yoga classes at Bayfront Park in Miami. It’s a stunning venue — the lapping water of […]

5 Things I Will Miss Most About Miami

The truck’s loaded up, the house is as empty and clean as the day we moved into it three years ago, and the time has come to say goodbye to my home of the past 11 years, the only American city I’ve ever lived in. Will you miss me, Miami? I’ll miss you. Not all […]