Awake

“ I am awake, alert, alive…Enthusiastic.”   I chant this almost every day.  It is a song with a relatively annoying tune but it keeps me going because I am one of those people who believe in positive declarations.  I’m constantly talking to myself (sometimes out loud)  to psych myself up, motivate and inspire myself….

The Curve month

  I made a vow to myself that every year in June I have to write at least one personal story. Why June? June is the National Scoliosis awareness month in the USA  but I  have been observing it regardless and I think it is something that can be global. This cause is personal to…

Wanderlust in Wonderland

  That first breathe is everything; It changes everything. When a child is born they often cry and in some cases, they get a little nudge to bring out that cry. That cry is so beautiful maybe even magical and it feeds the euphoria of the people in the room. At that moment as the…

The Not so Awkward Conversations

12/4/2018  I was busy scrolling through my Instagram at 3 a.m enjoying a good laugh from memes when a certain hashtag caught my eye #ifikiewazazi. This is a Swahili phrase to mean “let it get to the parents” or ”make it known to the parents”. The hashtag was a viral campaign that came as a…

‘Shameless Woman’

    Who are you? why are you here? I have struggled with this question and my identity so much because I was given an identity from the moment my gender was revealed. I am a girl, an African girl born into a Christian home and that gave me three different identities and a purpose…

SKIN

What is that look…that face you wear in the moment foreign to your mind; subconsciously familiar strengh, passion, and something higher… Your eyes tell  a tale They plead for mercy while begging for more The intensity you feel;that  fuel to your fascination … fire and fear This is the beginning or it could end it…

LOST

I feel that this time you are gone for good and I cant live without you…I’m sorry if I did anything to push you away. tell me what would make you come back and I’ll do it…lines are blurred now I’ll cross them all for you.

Before I meet you

From what he had told me about her I felt as though I knew who she was. He had given me a very graphic description of who she was. Exploring her soul with vivid words to the point I found myself desperate to meet her. To set my eyes upon this magical creature and get…

Blurred and blue

A  second passed, then two, then a minute… She was sure she was dead for a split second. That she had reached the other side but was pulled back into the cruel earth.She struggled to open her eyes. All she wanted was a glimpse of the world. She wanted to look at her body to…

PHILOSOPHY OF LOVE

What is this world we live in? A world where people get convictions that their beliefs are enough to make them superior to others. A world where we are driven by such faithless faith. Using religion as a weapon; Amour to fight those who are different from us and a shield to keep us safe from…