HOW DID KARA TASI START?
The idea to start a blog came to me in 2014 during a multimedia journalism class in college. I had spent the year leading up to that realization obsessing over other blogs - secretly wondering how they managed to fill each post with flawless photography. I found it absorbing how the bloggers presented such picturesque lives filled to the brim with sun-soaked getaways and avocado toast. As much as I wanted to share my musings online, I allowed the pressure to present a perfect life to keep me from blogging.
I decided to start anyways. I actively decided to leverage my trepidation to create a digital space all my own. Authentically and unapologetically me. Rather than presenting a perfect life, I aim to share my mostly awesome, real life. To that point, I hope to get YOU excited about winning at your own game - whatever that may be.
WHAT DOES KARA TASI MEAN?
In Swahili, the literal translation for paper is karatasi. Coincidentally, my great grandmother was named Tasiana. So, the name of this blog is not only a reflection of my love for paper goods, but it also serves as a humble ode to the strong women that came before me and influenced my motivations.
My editorial scope for Kara Tasi is simple. By contextualizing each post with design-centered commentary, I hope Kara Tasi inspires you to notice the beauty of everyday life more often. A life spent appreciating is a life spent happy.
WHO AM I?
I am a writer and graphic designer based in Florida. I'm a daydreamer, a wannabe photographer and a girl that's not always keen on sharing her french fries.
Born in Kenya, I developed an unshakeable love for culture. Deeply rooted in my home country's identity, diversity defines Kenya's landscape. We have savannah grasslands, near-desert landscapes and sandy beaches. Our people mirror the complexity and multidimensional nature of the country.