📸: Cameroon, West Africa (October, 2015)
🇨🇲 Honoring my maternal ancestors on Seme Beach in Limbe! 🇨🇲
The Seme beach in Limbe was beautiful. The sand was black, red and rocky. It was overcast but still a very wonderful experience. I offered a piece of ginger (representing the bittersweet occasion) and a penny (representing the ‘change’ in me because of the trip) as a sacrifice to my kidnapped Grandmother to show her that I appreciate her sacrifice and honor her pain. What’s In a Name?
While there, I wrote all of my “names” in the sand…
I AM ::Tisha Renee:: The name the nurses in the hospital gave me at birth.
I AM ::Wendi Dennine:: The name my parents gave me when they adopted me.
I AM ::Kora:: The name the Creator gave me when I asked **HER** what my purpose was. [Kora is a West African instrument whose players are traditional historians, genealogists and storytellers who pass their skills on to their descendants.}
I AM ::Goyzam:: The name given to me by the former Ambassador of the Cameroonian Embassy, Ambassador Joseph Charles Bienvenu Foe-Atangana, meaning “Beloved One”.
Each one has a different persona and I can switch between them depending on the situation. They are all walking with me on this GODDESS journey.