Updated: Dec 19, 2020
Welcome the 2021 Black Nomads Meetup Planning Team
Kadedra Holmes, Founder & Main Event Organizer
Hi, my name is Kadedra! I am a health-food activist and community organizer with a passion of bringing people together. I have been organizer small community events for over 6 years. I started van-life just over a year ago, and have lived part-time and full-time a 1995 Chevy Van! I noticed the importance of educating our black community on alternative lifestyles, and I am excited to take my love of food, travel and events management and use it to unite the national black vanlife community!
Addae Edwards, Co-founder/Entertainment Organizer
Hey Nomads!! My name is Addae the Entertainment organizer for the upcoming 2021 Black Nomads Meetup. I have been living as a nomad for the past year and half, and love how this lifestyle has helped me evolve. After two inspirational cross country roadtrips, I'm in my creative zone. Currently, I’m a full-time musician and digital nomad that wants to travel the globe doing what I love. My goal is to promote, to all my beautiful black people, that living a nomadic lifestyle is achievable.
Kayla Dailey, Administrative Assistant
"Hey everyone my name is Kayla! My family and I started full-time living in our Prison Bus turned tiny home this April. I'm a huge cheerleader for bus life because it has allowed us to truly live the way we want...despite 2020 madness! My hope is I can contribute to spreading the positive stories of this life to people of color and families feeling stuck. Also, hook 'em horns!"
Shaniece Renee R., Graphic Designer)
Renee is owner and designer at Renee Reeves Visuals, where she creates branding and marketing content for organizations in all phases; from startup to well established.
Renee has worked in the Graphic Design field for close to 15 years, and her passion is building relationships with passionate innovative clients that become more like friends and family.
Renee is a nomad newbie, soon to be fulltime RVer from the midwest, excited to see what nomadic life is like.
Jasmine J, Graphic Designer
I just recently officially hit the road as a full time solo “Vanlifer” and nomad with my dog and I must say I’m enjoying it a lot. I love traveling and being able to be free in every way possible. My background is in tech and digital art and I am passionate about seeing black people thrive in areas where they are least expected which is why I created my organization Colorful Coders and I wanted to do my part creatively in helping this organization and community succeed as well. Excited to see what the future holds for BNM.
Antoinette Yvonne, Logistics Organizer
Antoinette Yvonne is an African-American travel and lifestyle content creator, entrepreneur, van lifer, nomad, and daughter of Christ (her most prized title). Her entertaining vlogs capture the life of a solo female traveler navigating through life in her converted luxury van. Documenting her life, Antoinette isn't afraid to showcase her ups and downs in equal light, her transparency and candidness will make you feel like you've known her forever and a day. Her enthusiasm for life’s purpose, learning about the world around her, and how she can contribute to it, led her to create. As a new full-time, solo van lifer, she hopes to help others accomplish their most neglected dreams while inspiring and encouraging a few in the process.
Follow: @antoinetteyvonne /@blacknomadsmeet
Adrienne Imani, Volunteer Organizer
I was born and raised in Chicago, IL. As of 2018, I now reside in the southern Peach state of Georgia. I'm a mom to 3 young adults ages 23, 20, and 18, it's been an interesting yet rewarding journey as a single mom all of these years. I wouldn't change the experience for anything. As a result of being a single mom having to sacrifice so much, it has made me very humbled in all my ways. While taking classes in 2011 at Northeastern Illinois University, I had to read Henry David Thoreau's "Walden". At the time, it was boring so I searched Youtube for the audiobook because I just didn't want to read it. While searching for the material, I stumbled across so many amazing videos of people living in tiny homes. It didn't stop there, Youtube suggested other videos of people living in vans, cars, RV's, backpackers, you name it. My curiosity grew more and more as I watched these people, I found myself watching hours after hours of nomads and wanted to try it for myself, but at that time, I rarely saw Black nomads on Youtube. I wanted to live that life so badly, however due to having younger children, as a single mom (not an excuse) I just couldn't get up and begin life as a nomad yet. Fast forward, I am ready to get started. I look forward to being on the Black Nomad team and what the future holds for us. Oh, I am also a multipotentialite, you can check me out at https://linktr.ee/adrienneimani
Lucretia, Vendor Organizer
Lucretia is a plant loving Wise Woman herbalist, mother, companion, and owner of House of Lukaya, a mobile and online source for herbs and handicrafts. Her House of Lukaya specialties include a Guide to Nourishing Herbal Infusions, incense twists, and custom herbal bath blends. Lucretia serves on the board of Herbalists Without Borders and established the DC chapter in 2015. She loves connecting people with plants and offers wellness guidance, field walks, tincture tastings, and home remedy workshops. Lucretia welcomes your communications by phone, 804-482-0585, by email, email@example.com and on Instagram @houseoflukaya. I’ll be creating and managing our Vendor Village at the 2021 Black Nomads Meetup. I’m excited to curate a group of quality artisans with work including herbal arts, jewelry, painting and more