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…

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…

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…

What is progress?

‘I’m not young enough to know everything’.  Oscar Wilde She tried to understand how she had gotten to the point where this specific quote was her philosophy. She often had to read and re-read quotes before she could feel that connection but this  was quite the opposite as a quote, which she’d seen only once, had…

PHAKADE

  I’m living with a child. I want to choke him with a pair of those dirty socks he left next to the laundry bin.AGAIN!’ one lady said as she made a gesture to show how angry she was. They laughed at it for a while and a few more shared their frustrations. It’s what…

Kiss and Tale

 Can I do this… Allow myself to feel,let my feelings lead Trust that it’s okay for you to  please  me with what I only hope is truth or atleast acceptable lies that won’t burn my soul let you fill the emptiness in missing pieces on a broken vessel poorly glued. My skin remembers the feeling but…

Are you okay with this?

She had  heard it all .Different versions of what should and what shouldn’t be done. The people who unknowingly condemned her and those who shamed her. She had done it all cried herself to sleep, stayed awake for weeks, eaten her feelings, starved herself. She had punished herself way more than anyone could. She just…

Carpool

What keeps you up late at night? Actually what gets you out of bed before the alarm event rings?  She wondered if she was wrong to ask him that. He was in the middle of arguably one very romantic proposal yet that was where her mind was.Wandering off to the fact that he told her…

Let’s talk dirty

I’m pretty sure the tittle got some of you secretly praying for me. Specifically if it happens to be an African mom (like mine) intersession has began to chase demons away. So let me clear things up…. I recently realised a huge percentage of girls and women I talk to are really shy when it…