It's been a heavy week, in the best week, with writing on several topics finding light in the Afrobloggers Community. It has honestly been a great prompt and wonderful information has made its way in circulation. Continuing yesterday's thoughts on learning and reading disabilities, I thought I would draw attention to language. Lebogang's post lays … Continue reading Advocacy: Lost in translation
Pick up your pen and paper, its time to relearn our ABCs and 123s. In fact, use a pencil because you might need to erase more often than not. Because new information is always being unearthed. I mean you probably lived most of your life thinking watermelons are red or pinkish, only to find that … Continue reading Advocacy: The space to unlearn and relearn
There are many facets to the issue of infertility (yep, still here). Meanwhile the Afrobloggers community is getting bold and loud about the issues so dear to their hearts. I hope you have read some as we get into day 7. But I figured I would close it out with a male perspective. If fertility … Continue reading Advocacy: Because Pain is not a respector of persons… Or sexes
So...if you are all caught up with yesterday's post, you sort of already know where this is heading. I want to give perspective to what I'm trying to put across so thought I would share a blogpost from someone walking through it and give you a glimpse into their everyday reality. The excerpt you are … Continue reading Advocacy: What they wish you knew
I wasn't sure of how to write about the topics I felt strongly about this week. So I am glad I read Miss Nsatu's post to give me a little more direction on how to go about this. As an advocate, I don't have to have gone through the issues that light a fire and … Continue reading Advocacy: Where to begin.
I have no idea what your day to day looks like. Or more specifically what a day like today, where every space you glance at is awash with the reminder that you are not there yet. But I applaud the strength - with which you face it all. Fielding unbelievably heartless questions year after year … Continue reading To the Mother still waiting to mother.
So I went ahead and googled 'skilled writer'. Because to be honest it's not a term that quickly comes to mind when I think of writing. Not that I found something outrageously new about it. Except for the mention of muscle memory and the ability to entertain an audience. Something along those lines. I was … Continue reading Writing – in-born or learned
These were the ingredients needed to make the PowerPuff Girls. Does that take you back a little? To carefree childhood days before the world had to impress its ideas on us? Or to whatever time it was where powerpuff girls provided some more entertainment... Because we will be celebrating International Women's Day tomorrow, its certainly … Continue reading Sugar, spice and all other things nice…
And writing should be. Or any other thing that keeps you up at night, the thing on which you have hang so many of your plans. I have been reading back some of the things I wrote a while ago. I want to know if I'm advancing, improving, upgrading, whatever word you want to use … Continue reading ‘It will be fun’ They said.
I did mention that I had taken an online poetry course, right? But I probably didn't mention that at the climax of that class I toyed with the idea of compiling my own anthology. Do you want to know what the title was going to be? Well here is another poem to usher us into … Continue reading Free verse.