A few months back I was at the Village Market and stumbled upon an art exhibition that was running in one of the halls. Everything that was on display was amazing, vibrant and full of colour. I was drawn in by the images of black women.
In the spirit of Black History Month, I wanted to share some of my favourite quotes and poems from some of my favourite writers. May their words carry you with gentleness and fill your spirit.
Growing up, everything seemed so much simpler. The formula for success seemed straightforward. Go to school, get the grades, get a good job and voila your life is set. But the reality is not so simple
January is a time where most of us set our resolutions and intentions for the new year. Being a January baby, I get to have the chance to combine the general new year resolutions with my own personal ones as I celebrate another revolution round the sun.
At the beginning of 2018, my goal was to try and complete at least 12 books by the end of the year (one book per month). The final count for 2018 was 8 books completed which was a massive improvement from 2017.
I’ve tried quite a number of things in the last few years to try and get to the promised land of clear skin. That dewy, soft, blemish-free skin that stands as proof to the world that you are living your best life. You know, the kind that says that you are at peace with your inner… Continue reading Perfection is not beauty
This week I thought it would be nice to share some of the things I’ve been loving and enjoying recently.
Last year I went camping for the very first time. If there’s one thing you should know about me it’s that I’m not the outdoorsy type. I like my creature comforts a lot. So you can imagine the amount of effort it took to get over myself and agree to spend the night in a… Continue reading Camping at Ngare Ndare
I have lived many lives inside this body. I lived many lives before they put me in this body. I will live many lives when they take me out of it. Of humans and gods. Of souls and spirits and bodies.
It happened mid-morning one fine Thursday, a few weeks back. The sky was the most magnificent shade of blue. The kind of blue that Lupita Nyong’o was likely referring to as the inspiration for her Oscars 2014 gown.