Waaw Open Residency in Ndar: Part. 5 Opening a New Chapter in My Life

When I applied to study BA International Development at university, it was purely out of genuine interest. Profession-wise, I had no idea what I wanted to be or where I wanted to work after finishing the degree, other than do something in the non-profit sector. It wasn't till my second year of university that I… Continue reading Waaw Open Residency in Ndar: Part. 5 Opening a New Chapter in My Life

Waaw Open Residency in Ndar: Part 3. Artist Is Not Just a Professional Title

It is tough for me to consider myself an artist, even if I do artistic work on my free time. As much as I'm supportive of people who pursue full-time artistic careers, either through higher education or employment, I know that could never be me. Thus, I don't want to appropriate the title. Now, why… Continue reading Waaw Open Residency in Ndar: Part 3. Artist Is Not Just a Professional Title

Waaw Open Residency in Ndar: Part 2. vintage/ˈvɪntɪdʒ/

"denoting something from the past of high quality, especially something representing the best of its kind." "Ndar looks like a town stuck in timeless time, totally up-to-date, though still how it always was. Its buildings are full of colour and pastel tones, with detailed embellishments and classical styles. Just marvellous, makes you feel like if you… Continue reading Waaw Open Residency in Ndar: Part 2. vintage/ˈvɪntɪdʒ/

Waaw Open Residency in Ndar: Part 1. ‘Toubab’ As The Senegalese Say

It has been nearly two weeks since I came back from my winter break trip to Saint-Louis, a city located in Northern Senegal. I kind of miss being there, everything became so familiar and cozy in such a small amount of time. I left feeling like if I had been living there for years, not… Continue reading Waaw Open Residency in Ndar: Part 1. ‘Toubab’ As The Senegalese Say