If, like me, you have been browsing through social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram, you are bound to feel like I do...DRAINED. It has been an unending bombardment of overly, available triggering content ranging from issues of racism to sexual assault. Rather than continue to let myself feel upset and in many ways helpless, … Continue reading Day dreams
As a girl child growing up in Nigeria, I was totally unaware of complexion, what is preferred and its connotations in the real world. As I got older, I began to see via foreign movies the idea of what beauty is. Beauty was mostly anything that did not look like me. The blonde. The blue … Continue reading Black and proud
Happy Sunday! I started my day really early - spending time in worship with God and working out right afterwards. As important as it is to feed our inner man and soul with positive affirmations, it is equally important to take care of our physical bodies with healthy food choices and exercise. I often find … Continue reading Start now
The mind's an interesting thing. If you are anything like me, then you are overly observant, particular and aware of the minutest changes in you or around you. To give an example, as I brushed my teeth meticulously, one fine morning early last year, I noticed a small black spot on one of my molars. I … Continue reading Relief = Pineapple cake
It's been six weeks. Six weeks of staying home. Six weeks of working remotely, working out, eating, sleeping and doing it all over again the next day. At first, it didn't seem so bad but as with anything done routinely, it gets old over time. Restlessness and a sort of 'cabin fever' sets in. Most … Continue reading Day #42 of Staying at home
Thanks to COVID-19, I have plenty of home time to sit back and reflect on life's experiences. One big part of my young adult life is my (now past) dating life. Like many women out there, I have dated a few men who I hilariously remember and also thank for meeting me at varying points … Continue reading I dated him and him, and yes, him too.
It's the beginning of a new decade and I am here to witness it! Certainly, all praise is due to the Almighty who made life possible. In 2019, I learned: not to take life so seriously. Everything and I mean EVERYTHING will work out in the end. not to merely exist but to live life … Continue reading Happy 2020!
Christmas Eve's evening, 2014. Heart's breaking, tears a-flowing, body's sprawled on bed hopeless, almost lifeless. Outside, it's snowing. Neighbours laughing, children giggling and the twinkle of Christmas lights from the overly decorated houses in the cul-de-sac filter in through the gaps of the bedroom's curtains. A few hours before, love had walked out the door … Continue reading Christmas Eve, 2014
One of the perks of living in a big city is the hustle and bustle that comes with an abundance of exciting places to see and experience. If you are lucky, you may experience warm and receptive indigenes of that big city. If you are extra lucky, your big city is made of ultra modern … Continue reading Tongue’s almost in half!
"Girlllll, you are so thin. Please don't run or you'll break". "What are you looking for in the gym? Do you want to disappear?". "Do you have sickle cell anemia?" "Lepa shandyyyyyy!" - Lepa Shandy is a Yoruba movie centred around a skinny, young lady "Someone please grab this girl a burger" These were just … Continue reading 90 lbs no more