I am a proud maroon from the hills of rock hall portland jamaica.
my name is samora. it was given to me by my father who was inspired by samora moisés machel. a mozambican military commander, politician and revolutionary.
my daughter's name is asantewaa. i gave her that name because i am inspired by strong resilient women like my grandmother who is a maroon, my mom and all the strong women in my community growing up. yaa asantewaa in my eyes is the mother of all of these women. she was an intellectual, a politician, human rights activist, queen and a leader. she was the leading force for the ashanti rebellion against british colonialism to defend the golden stool.
in the future if the most high bless me with a son. his name will be sankara. inspired by thomas sankara the
former president of burkina faso.
we have come a far way. we have so much to give thanks for. the privileges that we now have, should not be downplayed or taken for granted. our people fought so we can live a much better life than they did.
i am 29 and i own multiple businesses. my daughter is 1 and he has her own business. that could not have been possible during the times when my grandmother was my age.
we are living in a time where we are so free to take our own lives in our hands. we can be anything we want to be now. my grandmother has never been on facebook. she doesn't know that instagram exists. today, we can use these platforms to generate so much revenue. let us unite my people and help to continue building on the legacy that is already so solid. let us start owning our own brands, building our organizations that can help to improve the livelihood of our community.
individually we might be able to do ok but i promise you if we join forces... collectively we will all have a much better life.
blessings to you all! thanks to all the supporters and well-wishers!
check out what we have been working on for the last few months that i’ve been mia. follow @bestjamaicanexperience
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will be back in full function again. bigger and better! so many wonderful things happening!☺️