#SUITCASESTRUGGLES #2: Language Limits & Barriers

Language Barriers: When the struggle is real.
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Travel, though the epitome of escapism, can be a feat within itself. Solo travel, though also enjoyable and empowering, can also be an uphill struggle.      Solo travel as a WOMAN can be a molehill and a mountain. Especially within a different town. Or country. Or continent.

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Or one step further, with an accent or a distinct LANGUAGE BARRIER. #TheStruggleIsImminent.

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ARTICLE/APPRECIATION: Happy Birthday Super Producer 14KT

Rarely do you encounter an individual who is equally as talented as they are humble, compassionate, goofy and somewhat wholesome (haha!). Today, I bring you an appreciation article on the birthday of someone who I am blessed to have known for years and to have been a loyal fan to:

H A P P Y  B I R T H D A Y 14KT! (I won’t use your full government name or put your date of birth out on front street… yet. 14KTini shall suffice) *cues 90s Detroit club music* 

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To commemorate the number in his moniker; I was going to share a risky 7 (half of 14 for those that are numerically challenged, including myself) of my favorite, timeless creations made by the underrated, innovative Ypsilanti native himself. But on a glance over the archives, I’ll have to do all 14.  Yes. The full clip. Continue reading “ARTICLE/APPRECIATION: Happy Birthday Super Producer 14KT”

#SUITCASESTRUGGLES #1 : Border Beef

When the allure of travel is bypassed by border control drama!

via Daily Prompt: Deny

So you decide on a destination. This may or may not entail the accompaniment of friends. You submit the vacation form at work- or if you are anything like me, decide that you are going regardless of whether they approve or deny your request as you have more or less pre-planned your resignation.

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ARTICLE: Winning Music Samples.

In this article, I explore the art of music sampling in 5 (plus a BONUS) personal favorites of mine. Read on to find some well and lesser known samples used in a variety of genres and add them to your playlists. I guarantee you will never hear each song in the same way…. ever again.

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POEM/VIDEO: ‘Wanderlustful’

A visual, truthful ode to ‘Wanderlust’ (definition: a strong desire for or impulse to wander or travel and explore the world). This project combined visual artists, a photographer, a fellow poet and a mood-setting, melodic music score (all contributors available in the credits).

If you lack substance, you and I lack longevity,
My dreams take place in New York
Where forks rest, entangled in tastes from Mounted dishes of fish tacos, giros and deli sides,
My fantasies reside in Cairo to Castries,
Markets and Marrakesh to Marigot Bay’s trees,
Erogenous escapes bring ease to me; I said erogenous escapes bring ease.

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