Chapter 52-Nala Simone Toussaint of Reuniting of African Descendants

Truly hope you enjoy and are inspired by this week’s episode with Nala Simone.

In this chapter, Nala takes us back to the transformational year of 2014, and shares her journey of finding the language to describe herself, meeting someone who looked how she felt, and her experiences with anti-Blackness in the fashion industry. Nala talks about her complex history with her parents, and how her grandmother equipped her to love her way through life. She discusses the power of evaluating her yes, and related, we dish a couple of times about her experience as a guest on The Breakfast Club, and how her life was affected afterward. Nala says it takes audacity to step out and explore the world, and speaks to what it’s like traveling as a person of trans experience. Her adventures led her to use travel to create more space, and support for queer people in their journeys of growing and healing.

You can connect with Nala Simone on Twitter, become a patron on Patreon, or make a financial contribution through her personal Cashapp. Reach out to her if you’re able to barter your services; she’s looking for help with website and other business skills to maintain and keep growing her initiative. You can help support her initiative, Reuniting of African Descendants, which promotes equity, collective growth, and healing for LGBTQIA+/SGL people of African Descendants on their Twitter, by taking their survey, or by making a contribution to their work through their Paypal.

Nala Simone loves her some India Arie, and names several songs from an album of India’s that uplifts her. You can find them on the Guest Favorites from the Black Women Travel Podcast playlist on Spotify.

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