So Close, Yet So Far: Three Weeks in Mexico

Distant kin of my native Dominican Republic. A fellow Latin American nation. Despite having lived my whole life in the United States, I’d never visited Mexico. The narrative of this country was shaped by ignorant politicians and hyperbolic representations of either cartels or privileged American spring breakers in Cancun. In the USA, Mexico is a …

Pushing Boarders 2018: The Beginning of a Movement

The Decision I found out about Pushing Boarders through my dear friend M. Dabbadie (they/them), who was invited to the inaugural conference in London to speak at a panel titled Not just some homogenised bullshit': Skateboarding and the Gender-Identity Evolution. M. asked me to come support them due to their discomfort with public speaking and …

India 2.0

After one week in Cambodia, I decided to return to South Africa by way of India. I returned to India just in time for Holi in Delhi, which was hectic!!! I think everyone should experience Holi at least once in their lives 🙂 On the Saturday after Holi, I flew from Delhi to Mumbai (formerly …

Happy New Year!

Greetings from New Delhi, India! It's been a while... last you heard from me, I was still in Durban, South Africa. You might want to know, why is Kava in India? This country wasn't on her original itinerary! Highlights from South Africa Before I get to why I am in India, I want to first share …