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yes, I went to Haiti for my 25th. no, I didnโ€™t go on a mission trip. No, I didnโ€™t build houses.  Haรฏti needs help, sustainable help, but so does my home state of Mississippi. The overwhelming assumption that the only reason someone would go to a place like Haiti would be to do poverty tourism is rooted in racism, and considering that Haiti is the first black republic in the world, it deserves better than that. I felt honored just to go there and feel the sunshine on the most beautiful beaches I have ever been to in 27 countries and to breathe the air in the same place where the most successful slave rebellion in history took place. #thisisHaiti #haiti #komadicxhaiti #komadic #ayiti #ayiticherie๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡น #travelthursday
yes, I went to Haiti for my 25th. no, I didnโ€™t go on a mission trip. No, I didnโ€™t build houses. Haรฏti needs help, sustainable help, but so does my home state of Mississippi. The overwhelming assumption that the only reason someone would go to a place like Haiti would be to do poverty tourism is rooted in racism, and considering that Haiti is the first black republic in the world, it deserves better than that. I felt honored just to go there and feel the sunshine on the most beautiful beaches I have ever been to in 27 countries and to breathe the air in the same place where the most successful slave rebellion in history took place. #thisisHaiti  #haiti  #komadicxhaiti  #komadic  #ayiti  #ayiticherie ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡น #travelthursday 
mentally back in Haiti this morning. where would you rather be? #travelgoals #haiti #ayiti #komadicxhaiti
#localhistory: 55 years ago, Medgar Evers was assassinated by a white supremacist in the driveway of his Jackson home. His wife and kids were inside, and when they took him to a hospital, he was initially refused because of his race. He died an hour later. โ€ขโ€ขโ€ขโ€ขโ€ข
His kids had been trained in what to do if their home was bombed or shot at. The Evers built the home without a front doorโ€”they thought it would make them safer. As Mississippiโ€™s first field secretary for NAACP, he organized youth sit-ins, he advocated for school integration, and rallied to get justice for Emmett Till. He seemed to be increasingly aware of the danger around him in the weeks leading up to his death. โ€œYou can kill a man, but you canโ€™t kill an idea,โ€ he once said. โ€ขโ€ขโ€ขโ€ขโ€ขโ€ข
i drive by this house on tough days sometimes and just sit and wonder how people like him, and his family,sacrificed  for people like me despite the unthinkable racist violence of the era.  it feels cheap to just say thank you. If you ever visit Jackson, the home is now a museum owned by Tougaloo College. #mississippi #jxn #history #blackhistory #medgarevers #jackson #komadicxthesip #komadicblog #keauxdotcom #naacp
#localhistory : 55 years ago, Medgar Evers was assassinated by a white supremacist in the driveway of his Jackson home. His wife and kids were inside, and when they took him to a hospital, he was initially refused because of his race. He died an hour later. โ€ขโ€ขโ€ขโ€ขโ€ข His kids had been trained in what to do if their home was bombed or shot at. The Evers built the home without a front doorโ€”they thought it would make them safer. As Mississippiโ€™s first field secretary for NAACP, he organized youth sit-ins, he advocated for school integration, and rallied to get justice for Emmett Till. He seemed to be increasingly aware of the danger around him in the weeks leading up to his death. โ€œYou can kill a man, but you canโ€™t kill an idea,โ€ he once said. โ€ขโ€ขโ€ขโ€ขโ€ขโ€ข i drive by this house on tough days sometimes and just sit and wonder how people like him, and his family,sacrificed for people like me despite the unthinkable racist violence of the era. it feels cheap to just say thank you. If you ever visit Jackson, the home is now a museum owned by Tougaloo College. #mississippi  #jxn  #history  #blackhistory  #medgarevers  #jackson  #komadicxthesip  #komadicblog  #keauxdotcom  #naacp 
have yโ€™all ever seen โ€œThe Helpโ€ 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! && thereโ€™s a little speakeasy bar tucked away in the back. wyd today to enjoy wherever u are? ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ#komadicxthesip #komadicblog #keauxdotcom
have yโ€™all ever seen โ€œThe Helpโ€ 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! && thereโ€™s a little speakeasy bar tucked away in the back. wyd today to enjoy wherever u are? ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ#komadicxthesip  #komadicblog  #keauxdotcom 
u donโ€™t have to go anywhere at all to feel amazing ๐Ÿ—ฃ. 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, @beyondmeatโ€™s sausages, tahini spread, strawberries, white onions, mango salsa, etc. ๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿฅฆthereโ€™s no getting away from taking care of the only body youโ€™ve got AND i think Iโ€™m most excited about all the veggies Iโ€™ll still be able to eat in LA so that i wonโ€™t have to give up the things that make me happy while on the road. spend time with urself in between trips & uโ€™ll be surprised what u learn about urself. lmk any LA recommendations below! ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ#komadicblog #keauxdotcom #everybodytravels #thesip #mississippi #avocado #guacamole
u donโ€™t have to go anywhere at all to feel amazing ๐Ÿ—ฃ. 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, @beyondmeatโ€™s sausages, tahini spread, strawberries, white onions, mango salsa, etc. ๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿฅฆthereโ€™s no getting away from taking care of the only body youโ€™ve got AND i think Iโ€™m most excited about all the veggies Iโ€™ll still be able to eat in LA so that i wonโ€™t have to give up the things that make me happy while on the road. spend time with urself in between trips & uโ€™ll be surprised what u learn about urself. lmk any LA recommendations below! ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ#komadicblog  #keauxdotcom  #everybodytravels  #thesip  #mississippi  #avocado  #guacamole 
BIG trips planned later this year, but for now, sitting around reading this inspiring maestrapiece on my parentsโ€™ porch in The โ€˜Sip. lmk if youโ€™ve read anything good lately ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ #komadicblog #keauxdotcom #thehumbletravelmovement #thehumbletraveller  #zora #zoranealehurston #barracoon #TheRileyCompound
#latergram from my stay at a bed and breakfast in #NOLA. i prefer them over hotels and air bnbs because you can get to know other guests, the owner, and it almost always includes a meal (good if ur on a budget or alone). ๐Ÿค‘โšก๏ธmy hosts last week baked me fresh croissants every morning and provided fresh fruits ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŠ a win if you ask me. (Also shoutout to the black nutcracker #inclusion ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคธ๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ)
#latergram  from my stay at a bed and breakfast in #NOLA . i prefer them over hotels and air bnbs because you can get to know other guests, the owner, and it almost always includes a meal (good if ur on a budget or alone). ๐Ÿค‘โšก๏ธmy hosts last week baked me fresh croissants every morning and provided fresh fruits ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŠ a win if you ask me. (Also shoutout to the black nutcracker #inclusion  ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคธ๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ)
ive always wanted to solo trip, so im taking my talents to #NOLA this weekend to give it a shot. follow my relaxing weekend on insta ๐Ÿคธ๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’• #komadic #thehumbletravelmovement #wordwideblackgirl #blackgirlstraveltoo #blackgirlstravel #blackgirlsblog #travelnoire #neworleans #creole #blackandabroad #blacktraveljourney #travelgram #travel #iphone7 #travelphotography #upintheairlife #melanintravel
the only kind of labor im interested in today... โ˜€๏ธ ๐Ÿwhat's on your agenda today? drop me a line below ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ #komadicxcuba #komadic #keauxdotcom #Cuba ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บ
the only kind of labor im interested in today... โ˜€๏ธ ๐Ÿwhat's on your agenda today? drop me a line below ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ #komadicxcuba  #komadic  #keauxdotcom  #Cuba  ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บ
when the squad makes it to the destination after delays, and struggles, and buckets of sweat. but none of that matters cuz we made it! #komadicxcuba #squadgoals #keauxdotcom #vivacuba #cuba
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 ๐Ÿ’Ž ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿพ #Cuba #komadicxcuba #cubana #komadicblog #keauxdotcom
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 ๐Ÿ’Ž ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿพ #Cuba  #komadicxcuba  #cubana  #komadicblog  #keauxdotcom 
the best part about traveling is that it makes u appreciate the moments when u don't have to go anywhere at all ๐Ÿน๐Ÿ‹(homemade "not too sweet" tea) #cookingwithkeaux #komadicxthesip #komadicblog #keauxdotcom #therealphilly #mississippi #TheRileyCompound
Saturday #staycation inspiration brought to you by @bellarozzay! she hit the nail on the head ๐Ÿ”จ with her travel mantra: "to be present on social media is to absent in the moment" what are you going to do to be present today? lmk below ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ#saturdaystaycation #komadicxstaycation #komadicblog
Saturday #staycation  inspiration brought to you by @bellarozzay! she hit the nail on the head ๐Ÿ”จ with her travel mantra: "to be present on social media is to absent in the moment" what are you going to do to be present today? lmk below ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ#saturdaystaycation  #komadicxstaycation  #komadicblog 
#TruthfulTuesday: super focused on this journey of loving myself. it's important for my day-to-day, but also as someone who travels often, it's not fun to bring emotional baggage with you. shoot, i need to be worried about slipping hair gel by TSA, not bad skin, and weight, and so on. so I'm taking the time in between trips to make sure im the best me, whether i'm on an island or stuck at home. what's your fav part about yourself?? drop me a line below ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ#komadicblog #komadicxself #komadicxATL #selflove #melaninmajority #thehumbletraveller #thehumbletravelmovement
#TruthfulTuesday : super focused on this journey of loving myself. it's important for my day-to-day, but also as someone who travels often, it's not fun to bring emotional baggage with you. shoot, i need to be worried about slipping hair gel by TSA, not bad skin, and weight, and so on. so I'm taking the time in between trips to make sure im the best me, whether i'm on an island or stuck at home. what's your fav part about yourself?? drop me a line below ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ#komadicblog  #komadicxself  #komadicxATL  #selflove  #melaninmajority  #thehumbletraveller  #thehumbletravelmovement 
today was more about a physical journey to complete 20 laps for the first time in years. i did it! ๐Ÿคธ๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ! and now i can refocus and get back to planning my next trip! โœˆ๏ธ what've you accomplished today? drop me a line in the comments below ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ #komadicxthesip #komadicblog #thehumbletraveller #thehumbletravelmovement
today was more about a physical journey to complete 20 laps for the first time in years. i did it! ๐Ÿคธ๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ! and now i can refocus and get back to planning my next trip! โœˆ๏ธ what've you accomplished today? drop me a line in the comments below ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ #komadicxthesip  #komadicblog  #thehumbletraveller  #thehumbletravelmovement 
(#swipeleft ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿพ): getting over this #humpday ๐Ÿซ by reminiscing on some Senegalese aesthetics. everything there is so beautiful. i got so much outfit inspo/interior decor tips and on days like today they're reminders to bring these elements into my life @ home.  what are you doing to get over the midweek hump? drop me a line in the comments below ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ #komadicxsenegal #komadicblog #thehumbletraveller #thehumbletravelmovement
(#swipeleft  ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿพ): getting over this #humpday  ๐Ÿซ by reminiscing on some Senegalese aesthetics. everything there is so beautiful. i got so much outfit inspo/interior decor tips and on days like today they're reminders to bring these elements into my life @ home. what are you doing to get over the midweek hump? drop me a line in the comments below ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ #komadicxsenegal  #komadicblog  #thehumbletraveller  #thehumbletravelmovement 
brought my beloved coffee shop tradition from Europe to ATL. after living abroad in Paris for a year, it's amazing to see what habits i brought back with me. coffee shop surfing is definitely one of mine โ˜•๏ธ ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ. what's something that you learned to love in your travels? let me know in the comments below ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ #komadicxATL #komadicblog #keauxdotcom #thehumbletraveller #thehumbletravelmovement #atl #atlanta
brought my beloved coffee shop tradition from Europe to ATL. after living abroad in Paris for a year, it's amazing to see what habits i brought back with me. coffee shop surfing is definitely one of mine โ˜•๏ธ ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ. what's something that you learned to love in your travels? let me know in the comments below ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ #komadicxATL  #komadicblog  #keauxdotcom  #thehumbletraveller  #thehumbletravelmovement  #atl  #atlanta 
something about a solo road trip that puts things into focus for me. there's time to just think ๐Ÿ’ญ without the distraction of social media and texting. finally back on the farm after 5 days in Atlanta and ready to take this week by storm! what have you done to prepare for the week? drop me a line in the comments ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ #komadicxthesip #komadicroadtrips #komadicblog #thehumbletravelmovement #thehumbletraveller #keauxdotcom #roadtrip