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Cuba Club Collection + 5 Bonus Things To Know About Cuba Travel

Ready to live La Havana Vida? Planning some cuba travel in your future? Here are a couple of things to know:

1.  I can’t wait to lay on the beach drinking mojitos and smoking Cohibas,

  • Well… you might just have to wait. While any American wishing to visit Cuba for one of 12 purposes may now do so without having to apply for a license on a case-by-case basis, tourism is still banned by the embargo… so no lay around vacations just yet.

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Welcome to Miami (Purple) – $14.00 USD shipping included

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2. Ok… so how do I get to go? Someone mentioned people to people? What is that?

  • People-to-people trips are educational programs that fall into one of the 12 categories of general-license travel. They’re one of the most popular ways to go to Cuba because anybody can join a trip and your itinerary is worked out for you. Because they are organized trips with full schedules of meetings, lectures and visits to artists’ studios or small businesses or community projects.

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Join the Club – $14.00 USD shipping included

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3. Well how will they even know?

  • Good question. Now you know the old addage about what is done in the dark comes to light… umkay. There is a little bit of confusion about who is doing the checking BUT if you sign an affidavit saying you are going to Cuba for a particular purpose and in fact spend a week at the beach, you would be breaking the law (read: about to pay a big old fine)

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4.  Can I at least bring a Cuban cigar home?

  • Americans can now bring back up to $400 worth of souvenirs, including $100 worth of cigars. So get your puff puff and your pass on and bring back a bottle of Havana Club while you are at it.

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 Let’s Go!  – $14.00 USD shipping included

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5. Ok I am ready… I need more details.

  • Contact a travel agent. If you are looking for a KWord recommendation, my personal travel agent Dynamite Travel has hooked me up from Puerto Rico to Madrid.

I am actually planning (in my head) to join her people to people trip group to Cuba in January.

If you reach out to her with any travel related options she will give you a discount code for free shipping on any of my travel journals. Only takes a second. Woot Woot!

Did I mention:

Under the new regulations, travelers are required to keep receipts of their travel transactions for five years after they return. In most cases, they are also expected to have a full-time schedule of activities related to their category of travel.

What a great way to use one of our Cuba Travel Journals. All come with a envelope for storing receipts, stubs, tickets or whatever you would like, $14 USD and free shipping.

Shop the K Word

If you read this, you already know the details but if not.

I make one-of-a-kind, hand stitched journals and sketchbooks.

Hopefully one day soon I will open an etsy shop until then I am going to K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple Stupid) and just update this post with new journals and updated pricing.

I also make custom orders and requests, which is super fun. If you are interested in that check the FAQs below. Continue reading Shop the K Word

#SupportBlackLezBiz – K Word Creations

So I have totally been slacking on blogging recently and I hope this post partially explains why. A few weeks back I started making homemade, hand stitched journals as a hobby and well… it has blown up. It has been an amazing experience so far. I went from just spotlighting black lesbian owned businesses with #SupportBlackLezBiz to becoming one.

I am not really good about tooting my own horn or “selling things” but since some of my awesome blog readers have found out about my journals, I decided to share.

I make my hand stitched blank journals using coptic stitching. Without going into the history, the perk of bindng it this way allows the book to open completely flat at any page. So they are perfect for sketching / painting as well as writing. As for the covers, I pull the pieces from lots of different sources, so let’s get creative. 1424136580941 Continue reading #SupportBlackLezBiz – K Word Creations

#SupportBlackLezBiz – @SistahSinema’s @IndieFlix Collaboration

Happy Monday! As fans of super gay movies, we are extremely excited about Sistah Sinema on IndieFlix. Curated and founded by @IsisAsare (photographed below), Sistah Sinema’s  goal is to become an international distribution network for Queer Women of Color cinema. Isis-Asare-Sistah-Sinema Adding roughly five titles each month to the platform,viewers will be introduced (and sometimes re-introduced) to independent titles by QWOC that they just won’t find on Netflix.

Here are a few of the titles we are looking forward to checking out: Continue reading #SupportBlackLezBiz – @SistahSinema’s @IndieFlix Collaboration

That’s Just My Baby Daddy…. Or Not

Step Three: … I Need Some Sperm

Chiiiiiile… here is the part that keeps me up at night. I always said that if I were having a baby with my partner, I would want to use the sperm from one of her relatives to  give them some kind of genetic tie.

But then I looked at the cost of having a baby “the old fashioned way” vs doctor administered… and no ma’am. And unless my partner was going to be okay with me doing the deed with her favorite uncle or brother (eww), I had to rethink my master plan.

I guess the benefit of being a tarnished copper star lesbian is that hetero-sex is like riding a bike. I better find a Schwinn and pedal.1 Continue reading That’s Just My Baby Daddy…. Or Not

Operation Baby MSK is back on

2015 is so close I can count the days… so I have to get my mind together for Operation Baby MSK1.

gator_maternityshirtI must admit that with the all the in-your-face attacks on young black men, I have been rethinking whether I want to have a little person right now. But I said to myself if I wait for the world to treat black people equally, I will never have a baby.

 

So Operation Baby MSK is back on deck.
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Congrats to Superlesbian the new Mrs. @Martina Navratilova

martina_wife2Congratulations are in order!

One of the League of Extraordinary Lesbians,  Martina Navratilova has tied the knot to her longtime girlfriend Julia Lemigova on Monday, December 15th.

“I’m 58 years old — I got married for the first time,” Navratilova told the BBC shortly after the ceremony, details of which have thus far been scarce. “It’s about time, right? Growing up as a gay woman you just don’t ever think about that.”

Warm wishes to the happy couple from us over here at the K Word. If you missed the proposal video from of Navratilova proposing1 at the US Open last September, check it out below.


  1. And mmm hmm we were kinda uncomfortable and her lack of Yes at first too 

What They Said: An Open Letter to Mainstream LGBT Organizations That Have Remained Silent on Black Lives Mattering

Many Americans seem to only remember one of the two namesakes of the 2009 federal hate-crime bill signed into law by President Obama: Matthew Shepard. Similarly, many Americans also seem to only remember the bill as the Matthew Shepard Act. However, this abbreviated mention conveniently leaves out the other person for whom the act is named: James Byrd Jr.

Shepard was a white, gay college student who was brutally assaulted by two homophobes near Laramie, Wyoming, and died six days following the heartrending attack. His death now haunts our collective consciousness, reminding us that hate against LGBT people might surely mean death.

James Byrd Jr., on the other hand, was a Black man from Texas. Byrd was ruthlessly murdered by three men, two of whom identified as white supremacists. His ankles were chained to the back of a pickup truck, and he was dragged approximately three miles along an asphalt road in Jasper, Texas. In the process, his head and right arm were severed from his body. His torso was eventually left in front of a cemetery that mostly contained the bodies of other Black people. Whereas Shepard was murdered because of his perceived sexual identity, Byrd was killed because he was Black.

Read the rest on Huffington Post….

Lesbians of Color Dinner Party: Southern Hospitality Theme

What a year! It has been a wonderful year of the Lesbian of Color Dinner Party series. Thinking of starting your own group? Just want to play a party for yourself, check out July’s Southern Hospitality theme.  What could be more fun that a cup (or two) of Kentucky Bourbon, fresh watermelon and a house of lovely lesbians? Continue reading Lesbians of Color Dinner Party: Southern Hospitality Theme

Chocolate Whiskey Cake recipe — GUEST POST BY THE AMAZING CHEF @CREOLE26

Hi Ladies!!

So, it’s the ChristmaHanaKwanzaakah/Festivus/Saturnalia/Winter Solstice season, and its time to show off your imaginary baking skills.  What? You have no baking skills???  No worries, your boi AJ has a sure fire recipe lined up for you. You will be the star of your lesbian leftist crunchy collective potluck, I assure you.

Chocolate Whiskey Cake (originally made by Melissa Clark)

Prep and Cooking Time: 90 minutes

Servings: It’s a cake, dammit. Slice what you want. Continue reading Chocolate Whiskey Cake recipe — GUEST POST BY THE AMAZING CHEF @CREOLE26