• Let's talk about it/Keeping It Real

    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,…

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    My Depression Memoirs

    People think depression is sadness, crying or dressing in black. But people are wrong. Depression is the constant feeling of being numb. You wake up in the morning just to go back to bed again. ~ healthyplace.com Depression has been one of the silent battles of my life. I had my first that lasted four years in 2011 and again, in 2017, I began having another phase. I remember starting this year on a very hopeful note – I mean, the moment I celebrated another year in 2017, I was hopeful and positive about a lot of things. There were promises and aspiring new beginnings even though, at a point,…

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    Happy Int'l Women's Day

    Happy New Month readers! I didn’t think this would be my first post for the month after a long while but a part of me just can’t resist posting this. It’s International Women’s Day and in a society where women are daily rising from and conquering stereotypes, injustice, gender inequality, chauvinism, abuse, misogyny and more, I’ve decided to write these pieces to celebrate the woman. the God in me the God in me is black fierce defiant unbroken the God in me is female she’s the soul on whose grace my body survives the God in me is woman she’s loud un-silenced intimidating the ground she walks on with circles…