Queen & Slims’ Cuban-American Director

(Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie-Turner-Smith, Dir Melina Matsoukas, Writer Lena Waithe) The film Queen and Slim is the creation of Director Melina Matsoukas, born of a Cuban mother who was raised on the island, and migrated to New York at 10 yrs old. If you’ve seen Beyonce’s music video “Formation”, a solidarity love letter to New Orleans,…

10 More Packing Essentials for Cuba

Back by popular demand... New friends continually ask “What do I pack for Cuba?” in that how-can-I-help tone? So I decided to write another Top 10 List, Part 2. Before you read any further, take a peek at my first blog post “My Top 10 Packing Tips for Cuba” to get started on care package…

A Chat on Cuba, Millennials & 2018

Recently, I met Paula Goldstein through our mutual friend and globetrotting DJ, Mia Moretti. Paula runs a sweet website named Voyage d'etudes, focusing on travel, and women doing inspirational things abroad. (Paula Goldstein, Founder/Editor of Voyage D'etudes) How did it all come together? "I spent most of my 20s living out of a half-unpacked suitcase"…

The New Cuba hits LA & San Fran

Internet is tricky in Cuba. This is pretty much an understatement, but the "why's" require a much more expansive conversation to wrap our heads around the stakes. (Photo credit: Juan Cruz Rodriguez for Resolviendo Exhibit, Annenberg) I will be visiting LA & San Francisco this month to discuss one of the most fascinating subcultures on…