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Awesome journals by Vagabroad! Check out the story behind the journals and purchase one!

Our Journeys Matter; Write it all Down

After years of journaling I finally realized there were no journals aimed at telling women of colour that our lives are worth journal pages, and sharing such by celebrating the journeys we live through. So I started this brand. My name is Chimene (shi-men) Jackson and I design and craft journals and cahiers for tea-stained women (women of color).


Over the years journaling has become invaluable to me as a daily practice and a lifestyle of processing my truths and self-healing. In 2012 my parents divorced and my mom valiantly started her life over with my siblings and our neurotic dog. Life rattled in harsh endings and new beginnings and journaling helped me process my feelings, keep track of the memories, form a timeline, and appreciate the good in the midst of the struggles. Through writing I learned that I was growing stronger, even when it seemed life was chipping away at me.

vagabroad-journals-etsy-02This is the reason I share the gospel of journaling with other tea stained women. I want to see more of us writing our stories down; writing down our dreams, ideas, art, poems, and emotions. Besides being completely therapeutic, the practice allows for us to reinterpret our “issues” and “drama” into sustenance for our journey. It gives us a support system that social media and even close friends cannot replicate. It teaches us healthy self-sufficiency. I long for everyone to have the same joy.






I name Vagabroad Journal collections after seasons we go through as we are moving forward to the places our purpose is taking us. From Sankofa to Allons-y! there’s a story unfolding, meant to help us narrate ourselves wherever we are in our journeys.


I hope these journals aid in the story-finding, story-writing process for us as tea-stained women. Because our journeys are soulful, and our stories will matter years down the line. I make the books for you to put them in…

I love you,


make sure you check out her etsy shop here.

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