Dear Young Girl, When you were 10 years old, we filled your impressionable mind with the filth, horror and disgust it is to be you. We taught you; you were not enough and you would never be. How could you anyway? You're just a bit too short, too tall, too fat, too skinny, too dark and full of pimples. We fed you with the image of the ideal girl and the ideal body airbrushed on Photoshop. Your hair is too kinky, too straight, too black, too curly to be ideal. It could never come close to the airbrushed girl. We forgot you were you.
Have you ever felt like you're always missing the mark no matter how hard you try when it comes to meeting God's standards? The sweeter sin is for you!
There are times you look up and you wonder if anyone is watching. If anyone is at all listening. Can anyone hear me or are my words just echoing? It’s been five years since your last stable income job. You’re unemployed and blood thirsty looking for a stable job. You’ve hustled, grinded, hustled even more … Continue reading Is anyone really listening up there?
Ever had a conversation that goes like this? Your friend: So what do you wanna do this weekend? You: Um… I don’t know. Maybe get Pizza or watch a movie. You? Your friend: I don’t know buds… What’s there to do in Nairobi that’s actually affordable? It’s the same old stuff Yes? I feel … Continue reading 4 Fun Things to Do in Nairobi This Weekend
The last time I hiked Ngong Hills was in 2008 during a school trip. I do not remember much about it except how real it felt and the amazing company I had. That is how the hunger to hike Mt. Kenya began 🙂 After a week of planning my friend, Jaydee, and I decided to … Continue reading Hiking Ngong Hills For Kshs. 675
Writing this piece is hard for me because I feel I’m not yet there to share my story. It took a lot of convincing from Ess to do it. Here is my story. I am Fredrick Kagonye, the last born in a family of four. My other siblings are way older than me so I … Continue reading Fred Kagonye: A Start of Great Things To Come
There’s something unexplainable when a 14- seater-matatu hits you from your right side as you cross. The pain doesn’t come immediate like the shock. All you remember is headlights, too bright for your eyes, and the feel of the cold gravel your face lies on. Your mind is still racing and it refuses to comprehend … Continue reading Wasabi
Nobody tells you, at 22 years old; bi-polar can be your reflection in the mirror. That it can gnaw your insides and leave you searching for a trace of yourself when you pass by a mirror. Bi-polar is like a ship in the night- silent but headed for the shore- you. It begins like water … Continue reading Cinderella In The Red Dress
You know how you say you’re going to do something but you never actually do it? This has been my story with Mt. Kenya. I’ve wanted to climb Mount Kenya for the longest time (Since 2008:-p) but somehow when the time comes- exams are around the corner, low on cash or I’m simply unfit (Can’t … Continue reading Road To Mt. Kenya Intro!
I’m a foodie by nature. I love food in all shapes and sizes- Swahili, exotic, Caribbean and, yes ice cream counts too. Most of the time though, I can’t afford it. My wallet just seems to have issues with me and until we sort that out, Ksh. 300 and less is the budget. So for … Continue reading 5 Places To Eat In Nairobi For Less Than Kshs. 350