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Motherhood can be so overwhelming that sometimes you need some alone time.Alone time away from the baby that I love so much, away enough to miss her even for an hour.I try to take everyday an hour or two do to things for myself. I try to workout daily by jogging or taking pilates classes (more on that later)or by discovering new places I haven’t been to.It ‘s really important for me to not only feel as a new mummy but also just yaye.It feels good to escape a bit and put myself out there.One of the places I visited is the Gallery Maam Samba.I had visited the St Louis location but I didn’t have time to visit the one by Almadies.So one day I dropped out of miss thang at her grandparents and so I went. Maam Samba works with the women of Ndem and other little villages around.They


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Rida is not sleeping so let me write lol..It’s 2AM “I feel like I am child of the revolution” . Even though I don’t understand Thandiswa’s native dialect , her passion and authenticity touch me.When I look at videos of her, je suis scotch. Her devotion to delivering her message “her way”, her style, the way she does her hair, the way her voice goes from one register to another,the way she carries herself beautifully, her energy…I wanna see her in concert and get lost in her music. I haven’t followed her for a while so I wanted to see what she was up to. She has two albums a son actif, I hope she comes out with new music soon. She was born to two journalists parents and grew up with books around and a great awareness to the struggle and the uprise of her country.On her webbie she


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This is one of my fav’ personal fav’ pic I took couple of years ago at a dance show. It’s blurry but I love it, I love it because of the movement in the moment.One of my fav’ things to do is take pictures .I love portrait photography, street style, events photography.I love underlining real emotions implied in the gesture, the movement and the imperfections. I would like to develop a stronger photographic personal sense. I recently found out about the interview series by renown celebrity photographer Mark Seliger on the Reserve Channel via youtube, I am learning lots through them. Yaye


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If a young woman is beautiful but has no discipline, she will lose her looks as she grows older. If a plain woman is disciplined she will undoubtedly become more beautiful with time” Sophia Loren For startup here is  my beauty routine: Je m’enduis de karate before taking a shower avec une noisette d’huile d’amande . Step 2 :Take a shower with traditional Malian soap or wonderful smelling bar of soap (i loveeeee soaps), wash my face with l’occitane honey soap (cheap and so good) After shower, if my skin still feels a bit  dry un poco d’huile et c’est tout:) I love fruity ,dandyish perfume so selon  my feeling of the day,  I debate over pamplemousse, flowery, citrusy,orangy,ambreish,vanillaish scents:) Usually a touch of Lipgloss or chapstick qui me plait & I’m out & when I want to make a bigger effort, a darker lipstick and I’m off! C’est tout.When I read on


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“There will be friends who never have a kind thing to say or an encouraged word to offer.Throw them a kiss, then show them the door.” Gaby Union/Ebony October 2012 Today was a wonderful day! One of my dearest friend is in town. She’s the kind of  friend that ‘s always available to listen, to encourage , to support you all the way, laugh when you need to make light of a situation.She’s the kind of friend that makes you smile, that keeps you positive despite the difficulties. I’m blessed to have a few, even if we don’t speak “on the regular” but when I think of them, I smile. For example on the picture above, my girl Mai was helping put on my shoes on my wedding day.It might not be much but it meant a lot because it was  a special time in your life. My very good


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I often come across talented individuals that I mean to share with you guys here but I never did, don’t know why! But I’ve decided that from now I will post about the things, the people, the videos, the pictures that really inspire & move me.It could be for many reasons; one them being authenticity, the desire & ability to be oneself no matter what.The desire to teach people, to share your talent no matter how many people you reach, the most important thing  being able to reach someone. I think that Guadeloupean artist Ines Khai embodies just that. As soon as she opens her mouth, you are transported to the island of guadeloupe, in the mystery of the ancestry, in the mysticism of the drumming.She is a story teller, her band is composed of two Congolese musicians, an American & Irish musicians. Her music is a mix of traditional


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Since I’ve been away from blogging, I gave birth to little Rida. Yesss she’s here:) she’s 7 month old Alhamdoulilah and giving me life. When I was pregnant , my girlfriends who are mothers used to say to me ohh yaye your life will not be the same, and I thought oh yeah , what about Queen Bey and the rest of the new generation of I’m a mum so whatttttt? in my Atlanta Housewives voices (picture this, hands on my hips, neck rolling) Women can do it all yes, going out, working & working out ,taking care of the house, being even sexier, while feeling wonderful, saying to the world in the words of JHUD ‘I got THISS” sunny sky, lounge music and all ……. that was BEFORE, reality sat in and boyyyyyy they were right:) Here are some of the things they said that turned out to be


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As I’m maturing as a woman, it gets clearer 2 me that life is full of colorful moments some …..happy as pink, some …. merdeux as black . But when we try to keep our optimism, our faith in Allah it can be a succession of great adventures. “Vis chaque jour comme si tu allais vivre 100 ans.Vis comme si tu vivais le dernier jour de ta vie” Ibn Arabi-Sufi Mystic & Philosopher


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Hey you guys it’s been a minute,  I’m working on figuring out what direction I want my webbie to take, so once I figure it out I’ll be back! I miss y’all but only wanna come back when I can give my best:) Be good to yourselves and talk to you soon Inch’Allah:) Bioux! Yaye


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I ate so much yesterday it’s not even funny… between the paella and the couscous my Christian friends made ..man I was full! I had a wonderful Easter, it was nice seeing Christians celebrating , having fun, drinking and being merry:) I’ll be back toms with some interesting posts:) Much love Yaye


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