Womanist 1. From womanish. (Opp. of “girlish” , i.e., frivolous, irresponsible, not serious). A black feminist or feminist of color. From the black folk expression of mothers to female children, ” You acting womanish,” i.e., like a woman. Usually referring to outrageous, audacious, courageous or willful behavior. Wanting to know more and in greater depth than is considered “good: for one. Interested in grown-up doings. Acting grown up. Being grown up. Interchangeable with another black folk expression: “You trying to be grown.” Responsible. In charge. Serious. (Alice Walker. 1983. In Search of Our Mothers’ Garden). We are Black Women documenting and sharing OUR travel stories. You can find us enjoying life with family and friends, locating the next great eatery of “our” choice or simply taking a stroll in our neighborhood. We invite you to learn and partake in The Chronicles of Travelling Womanists. Who We Are Lodz, (Yes this is my real name and it is not short for anything) just like “L-o-a-d-s” is always on the go, but always trying to get her life in balance. Once she packed her bags for undergrad, the travelling bug bit. Her favorite nation will always be Haiti! She has lived in East Africa and Haiti for longer periods of time and is always up to visit a new country. She just returned from Peru and is heading back to Haiti to aid in the recovery of the 7.0 earthquake that left “her Haiti” destroyed. Any given day you can find Lodz laughing, running (in attempts of getting the ULTIMATE WINDBREAKER- BAA, of course!), dreaming of scuba diving again, spending time with family and friends, and enjoying a nice cup of coffee. Ogonnaya is a California girl with a New York City Heart that caught the traveling bug while exploring Costa Rica on a biology trip and has not looked back since. As a self proclaimed “student of life” her search for a place that she may call home is a constant. She finds her fondest travel memories resonate from her experience living in Zambia. The environmental justice advocate, child of pan africanists and loving sister seeks to explore the intersections between travel, culture and prejudice. She soon hopes to organize enough funds to eat her way through the Pacific Northwest.
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