Remember the television commercials with jarring pictures and videos of children and women of color looking sad with dirth on their faces and flies around them; then a white male or female voice will come on, asking you to give a penny a day to save their life and village. I am not gonna lie… Continue reading This Giving Tuesday, Don’t Give Supremacy
Most people use herbs and are aware of what different plants do for the body, even children! I am in Ouidah which is a beach town in south Benin; you cannot walk far without seeing someone selling the handmade clay pots used to brew plant medicines or someone selling medicinal herbs, barks, roots and more. … Continue reading 5 TRUTHS ABOUT WEST AFRICAN CULTURE
The modern use of “African” as an ethnic group disregards the fact that there are many ethnic groups in continental and sub-Saharan Africa. That is why my upcoming course is called the Fon Postpartum Nutrition and Care, and not African Postpartum Nutrition and Care.
If you didn’t know I am living in Ouidah, Benin (west Africa), it is my birth place, it is also the home of Vodoun. A lot of people are misinformed about Vodoun but this is not a post to correctt or give you a definition of Vodoun. Read on with the knowledge you have. I… Continue reading Amazing Vodoun menses tradition
Jamilla and Divine attended the 2019 WAW Birth Education Retreat. Hear about their experience.
I casually asked her to be my look-out as I peed in the bushes, she was confused so I explained in as clear English as I could what I needed, I assumed the confusion was due to my English