UNTOLD

 

MÉMOIRES. CONFESSIONS. I’LL TELL YOU MINE, IF YOU TELL ME YOURS.

 

THE ART OF LETTING GO: I CATCH FLIGHTS NOT FEELINGS

HOW LIVING A LIFE WITHOUT ATTACHMENT TAUGHT ME HOW TO FEEL AGAIN ALL PHOTOS CREDITED TO ALEX BAIER PHOTOGRAPHY | WRITTEN BY ALEXXA WALKER “I CATCH FLIGHTS NOT FEELINGS.” THE CURRENT MILLENNIAL ANTHEM, AND ONE THAT RESONATED WITH ME FOR A LONG TIME. IF YOU HAVEN’T HEARD OF THIS ONE …

ALEXXA WALKER: WHAT I’VE LEARNT FROM TRAVELING

“DON’T LET THE IMAGES IN THE MEDIA, OR LACK OF, FOOL YOU. DON’T BE AFRAID TO BE BLACK, DON’T BE AFRAID TO BE WOMAN.”   I’VE BECOME SO USED TO BEING THE ONE ASKING THE QUESTIONS BUT THIS WEEK I HAD THE PLEASURE OF ANSWERING THEM. I HAVE ALWAYS FOUND …

CONVERSATIONS WITH MOTHER AYAHUASCA PT II: BLINDED

  THE SECOND PART OF OUR ‘CONVERSATIONS WITH MOTHER AYAHUASCA’ SERIES. YOU CAN FIND THE FIRST PART HERE. BY LARA   A FEW WEEKS LATER, I SPENT OVER A MONTH LIVING IN A VERY REMOTE AREA OF THE AMAZONIAN JUNGLE. HERE, I BEFRIENDED AN INDIGENOUS MAN WHO TOLD ME ABOUT HIS …

DARON BANDEIRA: REWRITING THE AFRICAN STORY

“’AFRICAN PEOPLE DON’T DREAM LIKE THAT,’ SOMEBODY TOLD ME LAST WEEK. ‘IT’S NOT POSSIBLE.’”   WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE AFRICAN? AFRICA, THE WORLD’S SECOND LARGEST CONTINENT CONSISTING OF 54 COUNTRIES AND 1.2 BILLION PEOPLE, HAS BEEN WHAT SOME MIGHT SAY ‘MISUNDERSTOOD.’ A MORE ACCURATE DESCRIPTION MIGHT BE ‘MISREPRESENTED,’ …

THROUGH THE LENS OF RAHIM

HOW ONE MAN’S PIECE OF PARADISE IS ANOTHER MAN’S PEACE IN PARADISE ZANZIBAR. IF YOU LOOK AT A PHOTOGRAPH OF THE TANZANIAN ARCHIPELAGO, YOU CAN EASILY FALL IN LOVE WITH THE CRYSTAL CLEAR TURQUOISE WATERS, THE WHITE POWDERED BEACHES, AND THE LUSH GREEN PALM TREES LINING THE SAND. SOME WOULD …

ONE YEAR ON THE ROAD

CELEBRATING MY ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY – MARRIED TO THE ROAD DAMN. ONE YEAR! I FEEL LIKE SO LITTLE HAS CHANGED, BUT WHEN I LOOK BACK THROUGH THE REARVIEW MIRROR, THAT IS NOT SO ACCURATE. A LOT OF GROWTH, A LOT OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS, A LOT OF HELLOS AND GOODBYES. AND STILL, A LOT …

ON THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DESTINATION AND DIRECTION

HOW IT TOOK ME QUITTING MY JOB, DROPPING A PHD OFFER, AND LEAVING HOME TO FIND OUT WHERE I’M GOING BY SONIA MICHAELSEN NOT TOO LONG AGO, I READ A BOOK, THE SNOW GEESE, ABOUT A BRITISH MAN WHO BECOMES FASCINATED BY BIRDS, ESPECIALLY GEESE. HE BECOMES SO INTRIGUED BY THEM …