• Personal Diaries

    I’m Running

    Looking through November 3rd, 2017 to November 3rd, 2018, I can tell you that a lot did happen in that span of a year. There were lots of lessons learnt, some kept and others discarded and one of the lessons I had to learn was understanding that, sometimes distractions look like pressure and sometimes, when the pressure becomes too much, you unconsciously find yourself questioning and vetting your values, precepts, modus operandi and the likes. Then you submit yourself to the overwhelming pressure and you begin to think that you aren’t running your race and when you actually feel like you are, you begin to question how you run your…

  • Let's talk about it/Keeping It Real

    ON BODY SHAMING: NIGERIAN WOMEN NEED TO DO BETTER

    Pheeew! It’s been a while. Well, it feels good to have gathered enough momentum to be back here. Often times when we speak of body shaming and how ridiculously shameful it is to engage in the act, we don’t speak of how endangering it can be to building and raising a community of true women supporting and standing up for one another because for me, I don’t think body shaming in itself is the saddest part, I think the fact that women are mostly the perpetrators of this act makes it the saddest. A lot of times, women come for one another’s bodies for silly reasons like trying to feel…

  • Let's talk about it/Keeping It Real

    On Religion and Mental Slavery (Part 1): Politics and The Church

    Religion is the opium of the masses. ~Karl Max   Guys, before you serve me that look, I know I said what I said about my next post but mehn, I can’t help this one – so, I’m moving the episode to next week whether y’all believe it or not but I’ll advise you do. So, a happy weekend to y’all! How’s the weekend going? Here, it’s going well and I’ve got deadlines caving in on me! Massive deadlines but I know I’m gonna come through. Shall we get to today’s post already? First, the moment I decided to write this post, I knew that some very religious people will…

  • Monthly Stocktaking,  Personal Diaries

    Rediscovering My Romanticism

    Let the romantic minds meet the romantic cities and after that the candle of romanticism shines on earth like a sun! ~ Mehmet Murat Ildan. Every opportunity to publish content on a platform that makes my brand is always something of immense joy and fulfillment to me. I realized through the journey of discovering and rediscovering who I am that no matter how sloppy or out of hand things get or become, I could never give up! I could never walk out on my own dreams, pull down the journey of many lonely years that made who I am still becoming or quit and let the not so awesome parts…

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    LET THE PANTS BREATHE

    I cannot for the life of me understand how we got to this place where being female is so difficult💁. For an African woman, being female is never a walk in the park. It’s like a humanized version of shame that you not only have to be for the rest of your life but also rock silently. But then, what is shameful about being a woman? What exactly is? Cos for me, it is difficult to figure out why being born with a vagina should bring so much discomfort, inconvenience, drama, restrictions and pain. Sometimes, I’m forced to lash out to people and say, it’s like you’re not getting it,…