"The sweltering early afternoon heat created an almost unbearable blanket of humidity around the quaint restaurant. Dara Ejisu Healy, a proud, African woman took a long sip of her beverage. "Ooh, this is good." she said in her characteristic light, pleasant voice.
Accessorised with African-inspired pieces and her hair styled in tiny plaits, she said, "This is my journey. I have my views and they're just that."
Healy is dedicated to imparting the beauty of the African culture and heritage. Incidentally, she has traces of Amerindian blood in her ancestry. "My great grandmother was an Amerindian."
"Fortunately, I grew up in a home where black was synonymous with beautiful. Before I was 12 years old, I knew of kings and queens of Africa and the contributions of Africa to this world. I think because of this, I never felt inferior because of my dark skin."
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