Kwanzaa 2011 – Principle #2: Kujichagulia

Today’s principle for the second day of Kwanzaa is Kujichagulia or Self-Determination.  Enjoy’s this great post and recipe for cinnamon frosted fig pecan scones on Kwanzaa Culinarians by Lisa Johnson.

The Kwanzaa Principle of Kujichagulia (koo-jee-cha-goo-LEE-yah) refers to self-determination. It speaks to defining ourselves, naming ourselves, creating for ourselves and speaking for ourselves.

When I decided to start blogging, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I wanted to be more disciplined about writing and figured that by having a blog, I would write on a regular basis. My email name was Anali and I decided to use it as an alias, since I wasn’t sure how this blogging thing would work out.

There was no particular theme. I just wanted a place to write about anything that I wanted and  express myself without limits. I thought about what gives me the freedom to say what I want, and the First Amendment came to mind. So my blog, Anali’s First Amendment was born.  Read more…

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