Over two weeks in July 2016, my partner Theo and I were honored to go with Roots & Wings - a group of Black artists and cultural organizers -from Louisville on a global cultural heritage and social justice exchange, exploring the linkage between West African arts and culture and Kentucky (yes, there are many of them).
The journey was life changing and profound.
15 of us made the trek to Senegal for an experience that melded history, culture and community. We left Senegal as a family, as members of a tribe that had forged a new bond through shared experiences we will never forget.
Roots & Wings was an ArtPlace America supported initiative organized by Bridge Kids International and IDEAS xLab.