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Anne-Marie's First Blog Post

Note: Anne-Marie wrote this first in French, and along with her, we edited it and then I translated it into English. Hi everyone, I'm...

Laughing and Together in Senegal

After Anne-Marie peels me off of her, I hug her sister Touty and then all the little ones before I turn around and squeeze Anne-Marie...

Reunited: Back to Senegal for a Month!

I know the path so well by now. I arrive to Anne-Marie’s by foot from the AirBNB I’ve rented for the next three weeks, just one...

Welp. I wrote a book!

Today I sat down to submit my final manuscript and self-publish my memoir, Teranga. Ready to feel the relief, I click "upload" and watch...

First Market Day in California

Bonjour everyone, nanga def? I want to say, "I hope you're all doing well," but nobody's really doing well. Of course you're not okay...

Where it All Began

More than 10 years ago, I studied abroad in Senegal, West Africa. It's when I met Anne-Marie, turned 21, and had my life changed forever....

24 Hours After Opening Our Online Store

24 hours ago, I was frantically waving my hands in front of my laptop to air-dry them, like one of those monkey toys that you wind up and...

Poverty and Scrunchies?

Welcome to our brand new page! Bienvenue :) We are so excited to be "opening" our doors to the world for the first time. It's been a long...