Norman, a great friend, unquenchable foodie, and hundred-proof photographer from the Philippines, says, “you know the soul of a country by eating its street food.” …

Every March, I fly to Charlottesville, Virginia to see my hematologist in the Emily Couric Cancer Center because she wants to make sure I’m fine and I wanna make sure I won’t die in a Spanish Gothic Quarter with fartons in my hand.

Again. Because I tell her everything that’s…

Darnell Backpacking Through Paris, 2013

The last few years saw a BOOM in Black [American] folks trekking the planet and it’s simply amazing! Especially since so many of us were raised in households where “don’t do that or you’re gonna end up in a ditch” so often poured from the mouths of our mothers, grandmothers…

while solo travel can be sweet…

Staring at my third passport from across the room, I realize I’ve been quite a few places with plenty of folks and so many of those foreign lands, daring adventures, and people were absolutely incredible. But every so often, I’d end up in beautifully sweet places with horrifically sour folks…

While we’re waiting to get back to the days where we’re grabbing our bags from the conveyor belt in a country new to our eyes, then fighting our way through the slew of insisting and aggressive taxi drivers to run to the other side of the highway to catch the…

A vaccine is here for some and coming for other and will free us all…I hope. Until then, it feels like we’ve been grounded. The world is closed and we’re missing out on the walks from Shakespeare & Co. to the Musee du Louvre to pretend we have enough money…

photo by Rachel

What could easily be a pickup line from the slightly above average man to the regular-degular woman, was a simple understanding on my part of the life Rachel Hill is currently conquering, and with a smile no less. “When was your last home-cooked meal? Let’s make that happen for you…

Mid December in the middle of Bryant Park’s Christmas Market, mouths full of piping hot beef empanadas fresh out of the deep fryer, me and one of my favorite coworkers-turned-friends spoke about gifts for our mothers, then New Year’s Eve plans, then how it felt to be within finger’s reach…

Trigger Warning: This is partly about sexual assault and rape.

Days ago, I was invited into a safe space to share my documentary about global rape and sexual assault, Set Yourself on Fire. After, we sat in silence a bit, passed tissue around, held space for one another, and finally…

They’ve been practicing racism so long, it’s perfect.

Freddie Gray was murdered in Baltimore by the police one week before I left to backpack through Europe with a few friends until we reached Amsterdam for King’s Day. Those cops and their legal team friends blamed Freddie’s broken spine on the…

Darnell Lamont Walker

Children’s Writer | Doc Filmmaker | Explorer | Pho Eater | Chai + Oat Milk Drinker | Father of a Genius | Contact: Darnell.Walker@Me.Com

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