I connected with the Muslim community, through a good friend of mine, Bakari, this past weekend. Here are some photos of the traditional henna they did for me, and with the wedding party. It was very interesting. The bride had to remain covered from the husbands family for about two days- until they gave everything that she and her family asked for, or otherwise her dowery. It seemed like we were the ones that got to have all the fun. I was worried that she didn’t even want to become married,and was afraid of being given away from her family, but later found out that Muslim women have the most power in their marriage at the beginning, that there is a very fine line between the official marriage and not being married, so the husband is obligated to really try to make the bride and her family happy, especially in the beginning.
Tara has always had a passion for discovering new cultures, from convincing her mother to host a French exchange student in High School, to studying abroad twice, coordinating exchange programs at her university Study Abroad Center, to spending a month backpacking through Europe. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in French with a minor in Communications. A Returned Peace Corps Volunteer who lived in Cameroon, West Africa for two years, she looks forward to guiding you on some exciting adventures that will make the world a bit brighter! She’s also a travel writer/blogger at Eat.Love.Volunteer, business owner, property manager, wifey, mother, and humanitarian. Tara lives in Dallas Texas, where she’s happily married to the tech genius who built and maintains this beautiful website!