Hey curvy girls all over the world,
What do you get when 14 black women get together and go on a vacation of a lifetime? You get “Black Girl Magic.” That’s exactly what manifested when this group of women took a trip to Ghana. Influencer and proud Ghanian Hayet Rida wanted to show the world how beautiful, historical, and magical her country is. So, she decided to reach out to some of her friends and fellow bloggers to take a trip to her home country Ghana.
Hayet says, “The initial idea for this trip came about a year and a half ago. I was going on a ton of international trips with my blogger base and friends, but we were exploring other peoples countries. I have always been super proud of being Ghanaian, and anytime someone asks me what it is like I would never be able to explain. So I decided to show the world, through the eyes of some of my fave women. I put a lot of love and heart into making this experience seamless and I couldn’t be more proud of it. The ladies brought amazing energy to Ghana, and my people gave it right back!”
While in Ghana, the ladies visited the Elmina slave castle. It was established as a trade settlement and later became one of the most important stops on the route of the Atlantic Slave Trade.*
The ladies all got together to serve a little black girl magic on the beach.
Author and influencer Ty Alexander of Gorgeous in Grey also attended the Ghana trip. Ty said, “For me, I wanted to experience Africa in a more authentic way vs being a tourist.” She also says, There’s a great responsibility that comes with being a black woman. Holding it down is a requirement. Lifting people up is our gift. This experience has forever changed me.”
The women also visited the city of Kumasi. I wanted to share this story with you guys because I followed some of the women on Instagram and they were all sharing how amazing the trip was. When I read why Hayet chose to do the trip, it made it more meaningful. Sometimes we plan trips just for the sake of getting away. I think atleast once we should all plan a trip that is meaningful and allows us to really expereince and not just be tourists.
All photos by Lauren Cowart @lauren.cowart