MIDDLE NAME - INSECURE. Hey there, Not there...Here. Nope, further down in the back. Further...ffffuuurrttthher. Yep, that's me in the corner with my head bent in seeming concentration while my thoughts highlight every point where I’ve gone wrong in the past five minutes. I’m not vocal enough, I’m not funny enough, I'm not friendly enough, … Continue reading These Scattered Thoughts.
I had the opportunity to attend a Women's Virtual meet yesterday. I'm not usually the kind of person who does that and going in I had my own speculations about the entire setup. The questions started off light and funny - they were playing 'Never have I ever'. And the stories that backed up their … Continue reading Speak Life
Through out most of last week, I kept thinking about friends...and how we go our separate ways even though that's not how we ever saw things playing out. Sort of allowing people to grow and accepting that sometimes that growth will not include you. While I was thinking of my own role in friendship breakups, … Continue reading On Friendship Breakups
Because September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month... ...this is a reminder to be kind! You have no idea what some people are walking through but you can be the reason they hope anew. So if you can, this week, reach out to a friend you haven't heard from in a while. Let them know you … Continue reading The World Outside Your Window
At this point, online anything has mostly become common place. We live in a time where most love stories (because I watch plenty of those - if you read the previous post) have an element of social media. Whether they met on Instagram or Facebook, even Tiktok. Let's not get even get into the online … Continue reading Navigating online relationships
This is what Death must feel like. Not that she knew what death felt like. She had obviously not been dead before but she figured it felt like this. Strange. Yet even that word felt incomplete. "Hurry up!" "Coming." Deuce called back, unhappy that she was being called away just as the story was getting … Continue reading Conversations with Death
Should hand it to Afrobloggers - these topics have been properly varied. Shoved me a little out my comfort zone and got me learning enough things. So this is obviously Culture and Fashion Week and at first I thought I was boxed in by one perspective but the more I sat with it, the more … Continue reading Culture and Fashion Week: the trendsetter and the sheep
When is the right time to start telling children about money? Because I'm constantly thinking that I came to the conversation quite late. Like an active participation. Because I don't think you can make it beyond five years with no idea of money and how well it smooths life over. And at this age, it's … Continue reading Biz and Tech Week: Conversations I should have had.
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