have y’all ever seen “The Help” with Octavia Spencer and Emma Stone? They filmed those diner scenes right here in Jackson, Mississippi where the movie was based. shoutout to gems right in ur own city! && there’s a little speakeasy bar tucked away in the back. wyd today to enjoy wherever u are? 👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾#komadicxthesip#komadicblog#keauxdotcom
u don’t have to go anywhere at all to feel amazing 🗣. my nightly salads started as an effort to slim down before my upcoming LA trip, and now i look forward to my fresh ingredients from the farmers market, homemade guac as a dressing, curry cauliflower, @beyondmeat’s sausages, tahini spread, strawberries, white onions, mango salsa, etc. 🥗🥑🥦there’s no getting away from taking care of the only body you’ve got AND i think I’m most excited about all the veggies I’ll still be able to eat in LA so that i won’t have to give up the things that make me happy while on the road. spend time with urself in between trips & u’ll be surprised what u learn about urself. lmk any LA recommendations below! 👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾#komadicblog#keauxdotcom#everybodytravels#thesip#mississippi#avocado#guacamole
been a while. and ironically i'm making a comeback right before i go to the island of disconnection: Cuba! ive been wanting to go here since my mom told me stories about her trip in the 80s. studying the country as a history major only intensified my desire. this is my DREAM trip. americans: we can still go, despite recent changes. follow along. I'll be here all week droppin gems 💎 💃🏾 #Cuba#komadicxcuba#cubana#komadicblog#keauxdotcom
in May, my mom and i went to the #SouthofFrance to pay a visit to #JamesBaldwin 's house, where he lived and wrote until his death. it's likely going to be turned into condos, so we spent an afternoon there paying respect and reading his texts aloud. for a literary nerd it was the perf getaway. read about it on the blog + lmk if you've taken any cool trips with ur parents/family 👇🏾👇🏾 #linkinbio#komadicxfrance#france 🇫🇷
Mississippi is super rural and beautiful. being in NYC and then Paris, i didn't realize how much i'd missed green spaces until i came back here. i associate nature with escapism, and i'm so happy i don't have to go far to find it. what do you love about the city/town you live in? leave me comment below 👇🏾#komadicxthesip#mississippi
these boys spent hours swimming in the sea that was teeming with jellyfish. they caught them with sticks, and sometimes their hands. then they buried the jellyfish in the sand to make their swim a little less electric ⚡️. i love seeing free black children outside just being themselves. they brought so much joy to my stay at Ngor beach. we can learn so much from just watching the way children interact with the world 🌊 #komadicxsenegal
the door of no return on the island of Gorée, a beautiful island off the coast of Senegal with a treacherous history. many ancestors stolen, violated, and tortured here for centuries in the unrelenting heat and humidty. reflections coming to the blog in due time--im having too much fun being disconnected. join me ! #komadicblog#komadicxsenegal
flamenco dance is so special because there is no recording allowed until the very end of the performance 💃🏾. it's one of those rare times where everyone is present in a shared moment and not tweeting and posting to boast or prove anything. trying to recreate this feeling of connectedness (by disconnecting with my digital devices) more often in my day to day life. how will u disconnect today? drop a line in the comments below 👇🏾 #komadicxbarcelona#komadicblog
Sunday story time: Ishan was the tour bus driver for the recent trip i took into the Sahara desert. everyday he's driving tourists in a packed, sporadically air conditioned bus. he drives a minimum of 8 hours a day everyday through winding mountains, as tourists bounce assumptions of his country off one another. when we got to the desert he walked the hour-long path (after driving all day) and met us shortly after we dismounted our camels. he not only made a mockery of me as he coasted over the deep sand dunes that took my ankles prisoner, but his disposition made me wonder how he does it all so jovially. the next morning he was already in the bus ready to go after we made the camel ride back to town. the final day, he drove 12 straight hours back to marrakesh, only to look forward to driving a new tour group into the desert the next day. i'm still floored by his humility, patience, hustle and diligence, because he performs this job with grace even when passengers demanded air or wanted to play their top 40 Katy Perry nonsense instead of his music. trying to find it in my spirit to be more like Ishan this week and in the long haul. ****oh and pls ignore my head wrap, Ishan had insisted he tie this beautiful Berber scarf the traditional way for this pic. #komadicxmaroc#komadicblog#thehumbletravelmovement#morocco#goals
working out keeps me together mentally + physically. this trip marks the first time i figured out a way to take my workouts on the road. thank you so much to @_peytonj_ for crafting band workouts that work no matter where I am--that's real sisterhood. #morocco#komadicxmaroc#komadicblog
it's so humbling to travel with people you love and see how they interact with the world 🌎. @lmbellezza i studied together in college and have a habit of taking spur of the moment adventure trips from anywhere to Ferguson to the Sahara. who's your fav travel companion? tag below 👇🏾
back to wifi, but still obsessed with being disconnected digitally. going to hop in the pool after a 10 hour drive through the desert and process this trip the good old fashioned way: with pen and paper. new posts coming soon! in the meantime, i challenge u to unplug somehow today && if you do, share how in the comments below 👇🏾 #komadicxmaroc#komadicblog#travelnoire
heading deep into the Sahara desert with no wifi for the next two days. looking forward to connecting with the Berber ppl and disconnecting with the rest of the world. à bientôt 👋🏾 🌵 #komadicblog#komadicxmaroc#blackgirlswhoblog
#swipeleft 👈🏾: some of my favorite moments in Casablanca revolve around the produce carts 🍑🥑. they're places to exchange languages, identify rare fruits (or not so rare ones like apricots in the second photo which i didn't recognize 🤦🏽♀️). whether the cart men realize it or not, they make a mockery of the American way: our fake food, capitalism, and inability to appreciate the small things. gratitude ✨. #komadicblog#komadicxmaroc#thehumbletravelmovement
#Repost from our favs at the @joydaymovement! take care of your mental health, even when you're on the go! ・・・
We love @keaux's latest blogpost on traveling with #anxiety . She says on @ko.madic, "joy is disobedient--it doesn’t always come when we call it. you can make efforts to be happy, but if it were something that happened at the snap of our fingers, we’d all be living in bliss. anxiety, sadness, depression can strike no matter if you’re on a trip to the local farmer’s market or across the country. i've been working on not putting it to the side just because it's inconvenient." She is an inspiration to us always and please check out her latest blogpost for #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth on #KeauxDotCom .
it’s mental health awareness month, so i’m putting my money where my mission statement is and i’m humbling myself. this new post is on travel/my anxiety. #linkinbio
vacations can be so much fun, but if you get anxious a lot like i do, sometimes they’re just the opposite. especially with the added pressure of knowing you’re SUPPOSED to be having fun when you’re feeling panicky and maybe even sad😓. -
the post contains three souvenirs (takeaways) concerning what i learned about coping with anxiety on the road. here’s one if you’re on the go: joy is disobedient--it doesn’t always come when we call it. -
being vulnerable is not one of my best traits, but i’ve learned from @joydaymovement that having these discussions fosters a sense of community. nobody has to travel the journey to a healthy mind alone. 💛the most important journey is how far you’ll go to work on your mental health. and if you need a travel mate, i’m here with you.
so cheers to the ride🎊 + drop me a line about something you’ll do to make sure you’re alright today 👇🏾
Inspired by @wdbj7 reporter @theofficialbianca39's hike last week that pushed her even further out of her comfort zone after her move to a new city 💪🏾🤸🏾♀️. the journey is everywhere! #Repost ・・・
"hiked a mountain. stay out of the comfort zone, always an opportunity to learn or see something new"
i drink matcha everyday in Paris, and i've had matcha the last 3 days in London. but yesterday was the best. i threw on my fav pair of heels 👠 , a new pair of jeans 👖,sat in the back room of a café and lingered over my matcha + read for three hours 🍵 📚. tbh it was the highlight of my vacation. i wasn't necessarily doing anything I couldn't do at home, but the act of not having to rush or be obliged to anything but sipping and reading felt like such an escape. in theory, i could've been anywhere in the world but this happened in London & i thank the city for it. how will u slow down today? drop a line in the comments below 👇🏾