Calm Confidence: Abena / by traci A delisser

This is a part of my portrait series showcasing women who are leading with calm confidence. Women who take daily steps of faith to intentionally experience life on their terms. Women who quietly inspire. 

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Abena Bempah walked into the beer garden where we met for drinks and the entire place turned and looked at her. Her confidence and smile draws people in and leave you wanting more. She is on a journey to 'discover beauty within and without' and has been inspiring others to travel and redefine beauty. In the past few years, Abena has intentionally crafted her life around travel. She has been to beautiful intriguing places around the world such as Aruba, Turkey, UAE, Thailand, Holland, Croatia, Morocco, Italy and Columbia; the majority of her trips were solo.  On her recent trip to Turkey, her mother tried to persuade her not to go due to security concerns, offering to reimburse the cost of the ticket. Abena declined and had the trip of a lifetime.  "If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. Its lethal" - Paulo Coelho Abena is a budget traveler, determining her next destination based on the cost of the flight and will fly out of Newark/NY if needs be.  Her Instagram has the most beautiful iPhone selfies incorporating the essence of the locations. It is worth stalking and it is also a reminder that you don't need a big camera to take compelling photos.  Below are some of the gorgeous photos of Abena I captured when we met. 

Abena Bempah walked into the beer garden where we met for drinks and the entire place turned and looked at her. Her confidence and smile draws people in and leave you wanting more. She is on a journey to 'discover beauty within and without' and has been inspiring others to travel and redefine beauty.

In the past few years, Abena has intentionally crafted her life around travel. She has been to beautiful intriguing places around the world such as Aruba, Turkey, UAE, Thailand, Holland, Croatia, Morocco, Italy and Columbia; the majority of her trips were solo.  On her recent trip to Turkey, her mother tried to persuade her not to go due to security concerns, offering to reimburse the cost of the ticket. Abena declined and had the trip of a lifetime. 

"If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. Its lethal" - Paulo Coelho

Abena is a budget traveler, determining her next destination based on the cost of the flight and will fly out of Newark/NY if needs be. 

Her Instagram has the most beautiful iPhone selfies incorporating the essence of the locations. It is worth stalking and it is also a reminder that you don't need a big camera to take compelling photos. 

Below are some of the gorgeous photos of Abena I captured when we met.