The Kink


@CrownedpearlI’m sharing this at the risk of being yet another notch in the sudden resurgence of the hair debate debacle’s belt.  These are simply some thoughts that made their rounds in my mind space a few years ago and of which most became the bulk of my honor’s thesis titled The Kink: Straight talk, which was in ‘academic terms’ explained itself as an exploration of advertised black hairstyles and hair products, and how mainstream media feeds Africa’s Westernized perception of beauty.

In August 2010 at the age of 22, I decided to stop putting my hair through the grueling process of relaxing my hair, for good.  Up till that day I had always held with me my mother’s approval of having relaxed hair. She said it was easier to manage and maintain that way, and that was all it took.  My decision to go “natural” didn’t fail to come with…

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No nation can slave a race of people for hundreds of years, set them free bedraggled and penniless, pit them, without assistance in a hostile environment, against privileged victimizers, and then reasonably expect the gap between the heirs of the groups to narrow. Lines, begun parallel and left alone, can never touch.

Randall Robinson (via fernandoacoello)

Namibia Wins Bid to Host the Adventure Travel Trade Association’s 2013 Adventure Travel World Summit



Gondwana Collection Namibia congratulates the NTB (Namibia Tourism Board) and MET (Ministery of Environment and Tourism) for bringing the 2013 Adventure Travel World Summit to Namibia!

Below you can read the official press release by the Adventure  Travel Trade Association:

Seattle, WA – For its 10thAdventure Travel World Summit, the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) has selected Namibia – one of the few countries in the world with conservation and environmental management mandated in its Constitution – to host the 2013 Adventure Travel World Summit (ATWS) set for 26-31 October in Swakopmund and Windhoek, the first time the ATTA has placed its global gathering in Africa.

The Adventure Travel World Summit has become the industry’s marquee event for networking, discussion and collaboration around industry best practices and global tourism issues affecting adventure travel. For 2013, the ATTA will introduce a new Summit format for its 600…

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