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INSECURE- REALITIES OF A BLACK WOMAN: movie Review

INSECURE- REALITIES OF A BLACK WOMAN: movie Review

The realities of being a black woman rarely get highlighted as well as they were in the TV show; Insecure. A complex observance of the lives of two different women, opposites of each other, who represent the reality of who a woman can be. Created […]

Goodbye Innocence, Welcome Inner Sense

Goodbye Innocence, Welcome Inner Sense

I do not miss the innocence I carried around in my mind, and the lack of experience because I wouldn’t try it out, or being called naïve simply because I didn’t understand the pure bliss; hitting like an electric voltage being surged up one’s body, […]

Goodbye 21,Hello 22.

Goodbye 21,Hello 22.

22nd December 2017, three weeks of being in hospitals, with no clear indication of what was slowly killing me. The weight scale scared me, wouldn’t go beyond 45 kilos. Doctors tested one scary disease after another and all came back negative. Going back home, with […]

Blossom.

Blossom.

I thought being tough made me strong, Drove thrill out of not letting emotions take control, I ducked cupid blows and relied on logic… If I didn’t let them in, then they wouldn’t play. But we all slip at some point, don’t we? The question […]

Dear diary. My journey’s end.

Dear diary. My journey’s end.

Dear diary,  I pen down the notes of my follies and my heroic moments.  A recollection of a jouney that is just about to come to an end. The orgasm that once came with the freedom now threatens my sanity, with a question of what […]

Licking old wounds

Licking old wounds

The letter at his desk three months ago brought his walls crumbling. Being a new graduate with a first class honors at the top of his class, he knew he had made it in life. His superiors did not know as much as he did. […]

New meaning to a midlife crisis

New meaning to a midlife crisis

They blame it on my short skirt, I blame it on their short sight, They stared at me looking for perfection, In my politeness, scratch that, Without a speck of shame, I asked they look the other direction, I mean, my flaws make me perfect, […]

I celebrate you everyday dad.

I celebrate you everyday dad.

Dad, you may never fully comprehend the joy you have given me in my life. I have had a father, a dad, a best friend and a confidant. You have always noticed when I had tears in my eyes and sorrow in my voice, and […]

LITTLE MISS PERFECT

LITTLE MISS PERFECT

Little miss perfect I always watched her from a distance, the little miss perfect. Her smile; it lit up a room, it took the prowess of a stalker to realize the frown lines that accompanied the bubbly face. Pretense; it was a game society had […]

My Mama, My Inspiration

My Mama, My Inspiration

I stare at her and my pen slips from my fingers, My mind walks me into my future ambitions, I envision wrapping her in the best Ankara, Treating her to vacations in the bahamas, Watching the sunset as she sips cascade cabanas, If i tell […]