From the first time she visited as a child, Saada Ahmed always knew that she would live in New York one day. She moved to the city after college, and immediately fell in love with the pulsating energy. But it was on a trip back to Kenya, her birthplace, that she first came up with the idea for Everyday People, the brunch party turned creative community that brings people together on Sunday mornings to celebrate, listen to great music, and most of all, dance.
“The first thing I do in the morning is try to meditate for 10 minutes using the app Headspace—it sets me right for the day. Then I have hot water with lemon and apple cider vinegar, and try to get some sort of workout in.”
“My mom always used a lot of natural products—turmeric, egg whites, natural oils. That’s what I’m accustomed to.”
“I wanted it to be a fun daytime event that would be bring people together and create a sense of family, a safe space.”
“I’m really interested in exploring and learning from the past, I love to read old stories and watch documentaries.”
“A friend gave me a collection of old magazines for my birthday one year, and I loved them so much I started collecting. Essence, Ebony, and Sepia are some of my favorites—I want to keep them for my kids.”
Check out Saada’s site: everydaypplnyc.com