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Meet Nomad Girl

Narissa on a blue and white scooter in Ko Phangan, Thailand

Kenyan Desi girl backpacking the world! All about conscious art, social justice, intentional communities, alternative spirituality & nature loving.

My Story

My ancestors were nomadic pastoralists. I’ve traced our history generations back to when we were Afghani warriors, who migrated over the centuries to Pakistan, to north-west India with trader caravans, and eventually to the Kutch desert, always with their loyal camels, goats and sheep.

My first backpacking trip was in 2013 to Mexico, a country whose language I did not know how to speak…

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My Work

I write and speak on:

  • Budget travel and backpacking
  • Solo travel, especially solo female backpacking
  • Human rights and environmental justice
  • Arts for social change
  • Spirituality and consciousness

I love hosting meditations, going on hikes and touring, taking care of animals, and other odd bits and bobs that mean we can work together… Find out more here.

About me

A free spirit, a fairy child, a hippie. She walks with love from the beating heart of Mother Earth; with an olive branch forever in her beak; with a deep trust of you, good soul; and with an ever-flowing spring of bliss.

Upon meeting her, your souls will sit for a cup of steaming love brew and you will learn, share and grow together. When she leaves, you will never forget her and she will never forget you – you met for a reason. Continue reading

Who is Child of the Earth?

The fairy child floats on the back of the wind and tenderly steps barefoot onto the warmth of a lone sand dune at the end of the earth. She feels every gram of the crisp sand gently embracing, massaging, uniting with the sole of her foot, and a breeze sweeps more specks in a wild dance over her happy feet, glimmering and flickering in the warm orange light. Continue reading

My Soul Journey

I invite you to take a plunge into my own spiritual journey here. I share my path’s realms of light, chasms of darkness, and moments of growth. Continue reading

Sound Healing

I am a life student and practitioner of Nada Yoga and sound healing with the singing bowls, bamboo flute, gong, mokugyo drum and voice. I would like to explain simply here what these processes are, with some examples, as well as share my initiation into the journey. Continue reading

Sound healer in forest with bansuri flute

Question the Status Quo

Question everything – your race, religion, community, education, country, government, what you think you know.


Mother Nature sustains our existence on this earth. How are we giving back to her?

Read my collections of articles concerning nature.

Political Issues

Hundreds of protesters at the 2016 protest against extra-judicial killings after Willie Kimani's murder. Photo credit: NCHRD-K

I am no expert, just a conscious citizen. Here are my thoughts on some political issues.
Read my collections of articles concerning politics.

Places I have traveled