blackadventuristas: What We Do Wednesday | #BlackAdventuristas tell our stories! The second installment of our campaign, #MyAdventureStory, Features Zaakirah Nayyar Demba {@illuminousone @nayyarphotog}, an avid traveler, photographer, writer, music & people lover, & survivor of retinoblastoma (a rare form of eye cancer). When asked what inspires her to live adventurously, she said: I tend to put a lot of pressure on myself to live a fulfilling life. I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that I am not just living for myself, I am living for the many other people out there who are like me, or who are going through what I have gone through. I have always considered myself a part of many different cultures. The most important culture that I am slowly learning to fully embrace is the (Retinoblastoma) Survivors culture. Being a survivor and in remission for 21 years now, I don’t always fully realize how blessed I am and tend to take it for granted. I am very health conscious. It is in the front of my mind that (my) life is very short. Because I firmly believe that life is short, it also contributes to me always genuinely wanting to live adventurously, travel far, and love hard as if there is one life to live. I encourage others to do the same, and it’s why I am so humbled when people do tell me that I have inspired them. As an effect, I feel like I am closer to having fulfilled my destiny of being of service to others. Read the rest of her story here: http://tmblr.co/ZB1csm1glSxLS  #WhatWeDoWednesday #WhatWeDo #Storytelling #Adventurer #Traveler #Wanderer #Survivor #Inspirer #BlackGirlsRock #BlackGirlMagic #AdventureSeeker #AdventureAwaits #TravelFar #LoveHard #LifeIsShort #LiveFearlessly #LiveAdventurously

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What We Do Wednesday | #BlackAdventuristas tell our stories! The second installment of our campaign, #MyAdventureStory, Features Zaakirah Nayyar Demba {@illuminousone @nayyarphotog}, an avid traveler, photographer, writer, music & people lover, & survivor of retinoblastoma (a rare form of eye cancer). When asked what inspires her to live adventurously, she said:

I tend to put a lot of pressure on myself to live a fulfilling life. I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that I am not just living for myself, I am living for the many other people out there who are like me, or who are going through what I have gone through. I have always considered myself a part of many different cultures. The most important culture that I am slowly learning to fully embrace is the (Retinoblastoma) Survivors culture. Being a survivor and in remission for 21 years now, I don’t always fully realize how blessed I am and tend to take it for granted. I am very health conscious. It is in the front of my mind that (my) life is very short. Because I firmly believe that life is short, it also contributes to me always genuinely wanting to live adventurously, travel far, and love hard as if there is one life to live. I encourage others to do the same, and it’s why I am so humbled when people do tell me that I have inspired them. As an effect, I feel like I am closer to having fulfilled my destiny of being of service to others.

Read the rest of her story here: http://tmblr.co/ZB1csm1glSxLS 

#WhatWeDoWednesday #WhatWeDo #Storytelling #Adventurer #Traveler #Wanderer #Survivor #Inspirer #BlackGirlsRock #BlackGirlMagic #AdventureSeeker #AdventureAwaits #TravelFar #LoveHard #LifeIsShort #LiveFearlessly #LiveAdventurously