(TW: Rape and murder) James Baldwin said, “To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time.” Imagine how much more amplified this is when you add in the intersectionality of gender, sexual orientation, social class, etc. To be a black woman in… Continue reading Of Rage and Womanhood
A few weeks back I got the opportunity to travel to Wajir for work which was my first time travelling to the northern part of Kenya. I was slightly anxious and wasn’t sure what to expect, but the trip turned out better than I expected and I lowkey had a good time. Sharing some photos… Continue reading Wajir Photo Diary
It’s been about 5 months since Beyonce’s Netflix Special Homecoming aired (which in the zeitgeist is eons) yet somehow I find myself just as engrossed as I did the very first time I watched it. I’m still not over Homecoming (and yes, I think the Emmy snub was egregious). I remember my first time watching… Continue reading I’m Still Not Over Beyonce’s Homecoming
The last few months have been more tumultuous than I anticipated but in the best of ways with back to back weeks full of mild to major upheaval in my career and home life resulting in the blog unfortunately being relegated to the back burner. Job Interviews! Losing my phone thanks to wily pickpockets! House… Continue reading Missing in Action
I’m a huge art enthusiast, particularly drawn to African art; yet somehow, shamefully I had never been to Circle Art Gallery despite its prominence in the Nairobi art scene zeitgeist.
Tiny Desk Concerts are intimate, unplugged video performances recorded live and hosted by NPR Music. I’m a huge fan of these concerts because you get the chance to really hear the artists’ music away from the noise and commotion that comes with typical concerts.
What makes human life meaningful? What makes life worth living in the face of death? Such are the philosophical matters that Paul Kalanithi grappled with throughout his life, first as an English literature student, then as a neurosurgeon resident at Stanford and finally as a patient diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer.
Last weekend, I got the chance to watch a wonderful film outdoors courtesy of Unseen Nairobi. The film screening was held at Circle Art Gallery gardens, amid the backdrop of the Nairobi sunset giving way to the inky dark evening sky.
First book review of 2019! And what better book to kick us off than The Terrible, which is an autobiography written by Yrsa Daley-Ward, poet and storyteller extraordinaire.
A few weeks back, I was at the Nairobi National Museum and came across beautiful artwork on display by Samuel Kamau Kariuki who describes himself as “a self-taught acrylic visual artist”.