I need Africa. Do you?

on December 1, 2008 in Mocha Club with 3 comments by

Y’all. I’m really pumped about today. REALLY. QUITE. PUMPED.

Because if you’ll recall, last week I told you why I need Africa. And all these people told you, too.

And today, I want you to read what my friend Barrett, el capitan de Mocha Club, wrote about why he needs Africa. Yeah, he lives there. Here’s the start of it….

When I think of Africa, the following images immediately come to mind: Starvation. AIDS. Child soldiers. Genocide. Sex slaves. Orphans. From there, my thoughts naturally turn to how I can help, how I can make a difference. “I am needed here,” I think. “They have so little, and I have so much.” It’s true, there are great tragedies playing out in Africa everyday. There is often a level of suffering here that is unimaginable until you have seen it, and even then it is difficult to believe. But what is even harder is reconciling the challenges that many Africans face with the joy I see in the people. It’s a joy that comes from somewhere I cannot fathom, not within the framework that has been my life to this day.

You can totally should read the rest of it HERE.

And this video. It rules.

So. Do you feel that yet? That little place in your knower that is moved by this video and this campaign and this idea? Yeah, me too. Sounds like we all could use…. a new tshirt? What? Huh?

Oh yes! And you KNOW how I feel about tshirts [love.them.]

Head over to MOCHA CLUB and check out how you can get a shirt, help this cause, and most importantly, continue the conversation.

Because it’s true. I need Africa more than Africa needs me.

And I bet you do too.

This is only the beginning……


  1. posted on Dec 02, 2008 at 12:13 AM  |  reply

    I got major goosebumps….think it’s a sign!!! Yep, I’m listening!

  2. posted on Dec 02, 2008 at 7:00 AM  |  reply

    Dude girl, I’m loving this….so much.

  3. posted on Dec 04, 2008 at 9:50 PM  |  reply

    Annie, you’ve got to go here and check out the blog of one of my dear friends. She and her husband are getting ready to go to Africa for a year. You guys would really hit it off. (I sent her here, too.)

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