Trip to the United States: Part 2. history /ˈhɪst(ə)ri/

"the whole series of past events connected with a particular person or thing."     The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), September 2019. Photos by Emilie F. Yaakaar. All Rights Reserved © 2019

Trip to the United States: Part 1. ‘A People’s Journey’ & Exceeded Expectations

As I walked without hurrying, it dawned on me I hadn’t felt that serene in a long time. Trying to soak up the moment, I breathed deeply, pausing my mind and contemplating my surroundings. Next to me, a squirrel ran across the grass towards a tall leafy tree, ultimately disguising itself with the brownness of… Continue reading Trip to the United States: Part 1. ‘A People’s Journey’ & Exceeded Expectations

diaspora /dʌɪˈasp(ə)rə/

"The dispersion or spread of any people from their original homeland." "Scattered. That's a good way to describe the people who belong to a diaspora. Different places, different directions. Can be visually pictured as tiny dots all over the globe. Some dots move regularly, others have been still for a while. In some places and… Continue reading diaspora /dʌɪˈasp(ə)rə/

simple /ˈsɪmp(ə)l/

"plain, basic, or uncomplicated in form, nature, or design; without much decoration or ornamentation."                     Recycled from a deleted blog category. Photoset by Emilie F. Yaakaar. All Rights Reserved © 2017 OUTTAKES      

appreciation /əpriːʃɪˈeɪʃ(ə)n/

"Recognition and enjoyment of the good qualities of someone or something." When I picked up my camera yesterday, my idea was doing a photo shoot to showcase my outfit under the fashion category of the blog. I liked how the black jumper and the black skirt combined with my messy braids in a bun. I… Continue reading appreciation /əpriːʃɪˈeɪʃ(ə)n/