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Hi, all! I’m Niara (pronounced “ny-air-uh,” not hard. promise!). I’m an alumna of Ohio University with my Bachelor of Arts in Political Science Prelaw, and a Certificate in Law, Justice, and Culture, and will be beginning law school in Ohio in the fall. Outside of academics, I am passionate about social justice, reading good books when I have free time, hiking as much as possible, writing, and photography. This is, in short, a platform for my photography and lifestyle blog. Welcome to my slice of the Internet community! I’m really happy you’re here.

Starting a blog was really pressing on my heart a few years ago, because it pushes me to be creative and also gives me a platform to share my experiences with the world, and I believe words and photographs are the best way to connect to other people – to encourage, love, educate, and inspire them. And that’s all possible if I get to know my readers and audience. So you can get to know me a little better, here are some more of the simple things in life that give me crazy joy: Jesus, camping + backpacking, hot shots of espresso in iced drinks, writing prose, reading long books, hiking + picking flowers as I climb mountains, and being an activist by any means necessary.

I hope you see a photo that inspires you to be more adventurous, or that my words help you grow in whatever season of life you may be in. Let’s be friends.


Photo by Matthew Triola. All photos unless otherwise stated are mine. You may not use or take them from this site without my consent.