Chekeitha's Guestbook



30th November 2018

Absolutely fascinating
You shined a light on a subject I knew nothing about. Thanks for writing this.
25th October 2018

Exciting !!
You guys had so much fun and experience in just a week. The dined like kings part was hilarious tho
24th October 2018

Street Art
This one is fabulous. Where is it? A surfer emerging from Pachamama onto the steps...brilliant image.
24th October 2018

Machu Picchu
Great pic...very ethereal when seen with clouds swirling or winding around the ruins...magic place.
24th October 2018

What fun!!!
It is wonderful to have a friend like that.
8th October 2018

You deserve better...
Make a counter offer as this may be a test of your self worth, which I know is much more than this!
From Blog: Working Girl
9th October 2018

Oh my goodness, thank you!
They had lost their minds!
From Blog: Working Girl
12th May 2018

Awesome #relatable content
Hey! This is really awesome. I'm [a black female who is] studying abroad in Chile as well. Thanks so much for posting! Keep your head up, you're amazing :)
4th February 2018

Fabulous blog!
Thanks for sharing your experiences and thoughts on this subject Chekeitha. As tourists we usually breeze through a country and rarely get to study its many faces in the way you've been able to do in Chile. Xenophobia is a fascinating subject... as someone who's lived in many places where my 'look' was in the minority, it's given me an insight into the usual xenophobic suspects :) I totally agree with you that assumptions (usually grossly misguided ones) are at the heart of the matter. Safe travels! Cheers, Ren
3rd February 2018

Thank you for this insightful blog...
and your examination of racism vs classism, and how people accepted you are rejected you based upon where you were from. And thanks for your words about the evangelical churches being accepting of all.
3rd February 2018

We are all the same...really.
I sit agog reading your missive Chekeitha...all sorts of images and emotions jiggling around. This is such an important story...the implications and perceptions of the dispersal of peoples around the World seeking economic improvement or to escape wars and calamities. May you be able to continue to rise above the prejudice and enjoy your time in Chile. Thanks for sharing. I repeat this is an important story.
24th January 2018

wow.. Thanks
I have been thinking about going somewhere with my daughter and I was wondering about Chile.. Thank you for writing this. I am black and I was wondering what it is like to live in that country.. It will feel strange to be there but I want to get out the US and start traveling.. You sure have helped me.. I guess I was soooo scared. Explaining and giving me insight helps a whole lot.. You are very COURAGEOUS!! God Bless. and KEEP TRAVELING!!!
3rd August 2017

First there was...but now?
What a delight to read Chekeitha...like an awakening...like a revelation...like feeling the groove...crunching out of gear...now purring like a well oiled machine. Brilliant!!!!
From Blog: Simply Addicted
19th January 2017

Woooow!
I am thankful that you are alright sis. Keep your head up.
22nd January 2017

Oh my goodness... Me too!
Thanks
19th January 2017

Take 3
I am a firm believer that everyone after they leave school should continue higher education to "obtain a piece of paper" that shows to the World you are qualified to pursue a career, be it a trade, profession, vocation etc. Then you can do anything you like. As you have your "piece of paper" in teaching the World is your oyster. Chile is my "most beautiful place in the World". Go get it girl...may a piece of Chilean sand turn into a pearl for you.
From Blog: Take 3
22nd January 2017

I agree wholeheartedly.
I've never thought of it that way before. I really appreciate that new perspective and your poetic way of expressing it! Thank you
From Blog: Take 3
28th June 2016

Thanks
I researched the net about Chile, and a lot of other sites, states how "racist" Chile is(they are older sites). I hope to travel there soon, and a lot of apprehension is gone now. Looking forward to my trip now.
5th March 2016
Make it rain.

Extraordinary
Extraordinary shot of students hosed by a water cannon by police. Must have got the adrenalin pumping getting this shot Chekeitha.
From Blog: School Daze
5th March 2016
Students running as to not be detained or power hosed down with water.

Run
Brilliant shot that says it all Chekeitha. When Big Brother is out to get ya...run, run, run!
From Blog: School Daze
6th October 2015
Twistin' like it's going out of style!

Everything you heard or experienced being a black woman in Chile, is true. We chileans are mostly european/hispanic with less than 1% of black people, so a tall and nice looking "morena" like you, will catch our eye.
28th September 2015

Cool
Sounds like fun. Keep doing your thing sis.
30th April 2015

Yay!
Hi there! I will be traveling there in the Fall, and I was so nervous that I would not fit in (as an African American woman)! Thank you for this post! Are you still there?
5th March 2015

Lovely story
I am very pleased to hear your positive experience in Chile. I am Chilean descent, born and raised in California and no one would ever believe that there are no African descent people in chile. Everything papa Samuel expressed is so true. Thank you for your story!! I am now home sick and need a quick trip to Chile lol. The plane tickets are very low now. Hope you visit chile often😄

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