Where are you from?

I am a local of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, but I have lived, in varying degrees and time measures, in six other countries πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡°πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡²πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦

WHERE ARE YOU currently?

I am currently home in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania enjoying the vacation and suffocating in the heat.

WHERE ARE YOU headed next?

Back to the US to graduate… yeeey!

WHERE did you learn to 

SING: Celine Dion CDs

DANCE: All my best friends (except 1) are practically professional dancers, you have to keep up on the dance floor

DRAW: Mostly Youtube

PAINT: One class in college

PRINT MAKING: Another class in college

PHOTOGRAPHY: A gifted camera prompted the interest then 2 classes in college did the trick

SEW: Watching my mom do it, she was a seamstress

ACT: Too much TV

 

WHAT School DO you GO TO?

I am a Senior at Trinity College in Hartford Connecticut.

WHAT DO YOU STUDY?

I am an International Studies Major with a concentration on African Studies.

plans after college?

I am working on it! lol!

What does imara mean?

Imara, the word, is one of those Kiswahili words with so many nuances that it is impossible to translate with a single word equivalent in English. The word is literary a sentence of its own. Depending on where and how it is being used it can loosely translate to steady, rigid, with strong foundation, indispensable, immutable, lasting, firm, well-established, unshakeable, indelible, ineradicable, enduring, persisting, surviving, standing, fixed, durable, permanent, stable, steadfast... you get the gist! πŸ˜‚ 

It is because of this complex and nuanced meaning that I name the collective of the things that I create Imara. I have found things that are Imara to be desirable and of indispensable value to people and so, I seek to also create things Imara.