The Salt Road

“We are all just a little Salty” – Alyssa Sperry


Come along with Alyssa while she explore themes of empowerment, inspiration, growth, and preservation of identity. The blog will take you on a journey of radical self-love by integrating each theme into the topic of life. Alyssa will discuss life’s obstacles and how women before her, and present in her life, maneuver around cultural norms, ideologies, and social barriers and expectations. After each blog, Alyssa will provide a recipe she created to encompass the essences of the blog’s theme.


Alyssa was inspired to write a blog after many attempts to do so in the past. She felt now is ever more important to discuss themes of radical self-love. Alyssa began to realized the need for radical self-love after what felt to be a constant beating of struggles, failures, and disappointments – otherwise known as “sucking salt”. Alyssa realized she had two choices: repeat or evolve – she chose evolve. Remembering stories of strong women before her, and the desire to better herself, Alyssa took the steps toward radical self-love. After talking to many women, Alyssa noticed the need for encouragement and support as other women were going through the same thing. That is when she decided to take the step to create a blog dedicated to inspiring women (and men) by creating a community of support. If you want to know more about Alyssa, please visit her “About” section.


Alyssa is a soon to be published author with publications about her research, as well as historical women figures. Her research on salt in Jamaica has helped shed light on the importance salt played in the fueling of the Atlantic Slave trade, identity formation in Jamaica, and the history of Jamaica. Besides salt, Alyssa has a passion for learning about women figures and their involvement of changing the world. Under publications you will find a list of her work as well as a list of resources and references to topics discussed in her blog.

“You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled under foot.”

Matthew 5:13

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The Salt Road was created to be a space for learning, growing, and finding radical self-love. If you would like to know more about The Salt Road and Alyssa please click the link below.

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