Tafari Stevenson-Howard © 2019

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July 1, 2019 Finding My African Self

Hi, my name is Tafari and I’m a lost child of Nigeria in the AFRICAN DIASPORA searching for home, safety, and happiness. So last night, I decided to look at my 23 & Me results again to see if they too had ethnic background updates like Ancestry.com has been advertising r

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May 1, 2019 Yoga Sound Bath Experience

Join me and Simone Winter at the Humble Ranch for the kick off of the Yoga Bath; a monthly 420 friendly yoga and sound bath experience. The Yoga Bath is centered around self care, clearing the chakras to balance, restore & detox stress, emotional trauma, and anxiety. Satur

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April 29, 2019 Shooting Inner City

Back in February (2019), I was contacted by the LEGENDARY pioneer of techno music, Kevin Saunderson to discuss the possibilities of new photos for his super group, Inner City. Kevin reignited Inner City, now featuring Steffanie Christi’an just last year at the Detroit Electr

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April 28, 2019 Protecting Home

Last month while in Phuket, Thailand, I made a daily pilgrimage to Layan beach for fruit smoothies, delicious Thai food, massages, and of course sun & swimming. This was my 2nd trip to Phuket and it was a must that Layan Beach be my chill spot. When I visit in 2018, I f

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April 17, 2019 Putting In Work: What Prioritizing Me Did for My Self-Confidence

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by NYC based clothing retailer, DIA & Co. (@diaandco on Instagram) to photograph Terri Smith, aka Diviniti (@diviniti on Instagram)! Dia & Co were very inspired by Terri's wight loss journey and wanted to share her triumphs, motivation &

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April 15, 2019 Cooking With Friends: Banana Pudding

Yesterday, my homie, Kwaku came by the Humble Ranch to chill and catch up, next thing you know... I’m teaching him how to make a banana pudding from scratch to take to a family celebration. From making a custard to topping with a homemade almond whipped cream. Simple homema

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April 12, 2019 Shopping For Produce

Today, I needed some fruits and veggies to get me through the next few days and I decided to hit Paradise Food & Vegetable, a local Arabic market to see what I could find. In almost EVERY case, shopping at ethnic markets is a BIG when it comes to produce. A) The prices

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April 11, 2019 Drinks From The Diaspora: Sorrel

My latest beverage addiction is SORREL and I haven’t been able to get enough! Back in December, I was put up on an NPR article discussing the origins of sorrel, a drink from the diaspora that I had never heard of. “In America, the boozy drink of Christmastime is buttery,

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March 15, 2019 EXPOSED: EARTH. SEA. SKY.

Very excited to be coming to Atlanta and working with Arresting Artifacts (on Instagram) for my upcoming photo story exhibit, EXPOSED: EARTH. SEA. SKY. A photo story celebrating the diversity of Black bodies. The photo story is set in Massarandupó, Bahia, Brazil and features six

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February 7, 2019 Crucial Father/Daughter Conversations

Olivia is 20. She was 13 (Amelia is now 13… time is flying) when her mother and I called it quits. It was ugly. I’ve talked about it here before… Therapy. Attempts to heal. Lots of work. More therapy. More attempts to heal. Lots more work. Years later, the effect of d

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A Word

Many of my post may be filled with typos, ignorant statements, untruths, bad English, & anything else that may make me appear to be uneducated.

Do yourself a favor… fuck mistakes & read between the lines! Just Saying…

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