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?
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
It is Sunday afternoon and you’re strolling on Aga Khan Walk making your way to the skate park. It’s sunny, not a cloud in the sky. The cloud, instead, seems to be above your head. Looming, a step ahead of you. Today of all Sundays, you feel restless. Like something is off. You hop-walk the … Continue reading The Passing Clouds
The clock ticks, it’s 3 am and for the life of you, you can’t sleep. You’ve tried 40 different sleeping positions, drank 3 glasses of water but it’s made no difference. The script is still the same- NO SLEEP. You wonder what it takes to get some good sleep these days, even just for an … Continue reading When Spring Comes
He watches her from a distance. It’s the third time this week and for the love of God, he doesn’t know what to do with her. She stares at him when they go out for date night then blinks away as he continues talking, is she really shy? Other times when they go to a club, she’ll stand in the middle of his monologue and take to the dance floor...