Welcome to the birth of a new series that I've decided to create.
One of my goals for this year was to stop talking about creating and start actually creating the ideas that were in my head, starting with this one.
'becoming 23' is a video series platformed on IGTV and YouTube that highlights my journey through my family, ancestry and self. I wrote in my journal on my 22nd birthday that I wanted to explore my ancestry and by some miracle of the Universe I received a free kit as a part of a goodie bag. I took this to mean that I should just go for it - and while I have no idea when or how I'll make it to Nigeria, Ghana, Britain, Ireland and Asia, I'll figure it out.
When I received the results I was extremely shocked to discover that I was 40% Nigerian. After being taught in school that my ancestors likely came from Ghana, it is so interesting to know precisely where I'm from and now I want to know more.
I also want to know more about my family members and what they know about the ones who came before us.
Let's see what this journey unfolds.
I have a very interesting family dynamic. At this moment, I know that my mother's mother is from St. Kitts and my mother's father is from St. Croix.