Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Top 7 AfroVeganChick Posts of 2016

2016 was a strange 366 days of good and bad. I graduated from college for the third time with an MFA in studio art at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. On the local front, Dottie's Donuts and Tasty the vegan diner, opened their doors to us hungry vegans. I frequented other Philadelphia hotspots, explored NYC a few times (including having a grand ole time with my Toronto pal), and pit stopped to Paris and Amsterdam just getting to speak at the seventh Black Portraiture [s] Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Yet through all these wonderful moments and milestones, I lost a sweet, young, infectious sister that I never got to physically meet. It's still tough subject matter. I cope everyday with her loss. I want to cherish her memory and continue making her proud-- making art and writing everyday, always thinking about her tremendously positive spirit. It's constantly flowing through me, offering stagnant support and peaceful love.
Thus, these were the top most viewed blog posts of the year.

7.  Soulful Casual Dining at Nile Café

This little black owned Philadelphia hotspot in the Germantown area was definitely a delicious soul food dining experience.

6. Baked Apple Cider Doughnuts

With love of Dottie's and Vegan Eats, I entered the doughnut foray with healthier, baked doughnuts with my favorite flavors of fall season-- apples with cinnamon.

5.  The Best Sweet Potato Pie in Philadelphia

Rekhati Bakes crowned my heart with their exceptional sweet potato pie.

4. Why?

No words except Rest in Peace, my dearest angel....

3. A Good Night's Sleep at Colored Girl's Museum

The Colored Girls Museum seemed to be this whimsical, historically built place birthed from deepest dreams.

2. Adventures in Rockland

I came to Maine for a doughnut themed art show, but came back with so much more-- a great little trip!

1. Fabiola Jean-Louis at Harlem School for the Arts

Fabiola Jean-Louis was my artistic find of the year. I cannot wait to see what comes next from this amazing artist!


  1. Those apple cider doughnuts look beautiful! Your sister was beautiful, I am so sorry you lost her.