Today is my 40th birthday and I’m excited to be alive.
I want to reverse the Middle Passage.
I want to take my life’s work and go on a culinary Pilgrimage to West Africa with www.RootstoGlory.com this June. I need your help to get there. I’ve started a Go Fund Me campaign to get me there. For 3500$ I can see Africa, the home of my Ancestors and many others, for the first time. We located distant cousins of my paternal grandfather among the Serer people of Thies, Senegal. Of all the places in West Africa, Senegal touched the North, the Middle Atlantic, Chesaprake, Low country and Louisiana as well as Haiti and northern Brazil, giving us a unique opportunity to explore a mother culture of African Atlantic and African American foodways!
This is my life’s dream. That’s all I can really say.
The first day we pay homage at the Door of No Return. I will pray for healing there, redemption, honor, peace and power. I will see rice fields, gardens, villages like the ones my Ancestors came from, fishing on the coast and get to cook with my distant Senegalese family.
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