What Do You Love Most About Yourself?

I spoke about this in my last YouTube video yesterday and I urged my viewers to take some time to think about and answer this question and feel free to share it with me. A few persons responded in the comments but they most profound and well thought out response I received privately was fromContinue reading “What Do You Love Most About Yourself?”

Get Over It!

Them – Get over it, it’s been X years. Me – It has been 5 generations. Only 5. My great great grandma was a slave. The remnants of slavery, colonialism and post colonial life still haunt my family and my country. Wtf do you mean “get over it?” Children were murdered in cold blood andContinue reading “Get Over It!”

Proving I’m Loveable

*Deep breath* Ok, so let’s get vulnerable. There’s this thing I have known for a while but hate to admit… I worry I’m hard to love. I know I’m easy to fall for; undoubtably. I’m gorgeous, I’m resilient, I’m highly intelligent, I’m very loving and caring. I’m the epitome of who Maya Angelou referred toContinue reading “Proving I’m Loveable”

A Conversation with the Water

I adore your essence Your ebbs and your flows They resonate with me. You rush into the shores so powerfully, so sure Greeting my feet ever so gently You bow down to me and honour the goddess within in The energy that embodies me You acknowledge that we are but one of the same AllContinue reading “A Conversation with the Water”

Dear Ancestors

I forgive you. I forgive you for staying I forgive you for allowing them to strip us of our names I forgive you for taking on the foreign gods of wicked men I forgive you for quoting scriptures in your oppressors tongue Scriptures designed solely to condition you into submission; “be a good slave” OhContinue reading “Dear Ancestors”

Coming Out of a Depressive Episode Feels Like…

Walking into the life of an old friend and seeing how scattered it is. Feeling utterly sorry you have been such a terrible friend and mourning their squandered potential. Coming home to the kitchen sink filled with dirty dishes, the food on the stove burning, the garbage needs to be taken out, the compost hasContinue reading “Coming Out of a Depressive Episode Feels Like…”

Cold eh?

I’m cold eh? Perhaps it’s because you’re not ready for my intensity. I’m distant… Perhaps it’s depth and not width I don’t want to be cuddled…. Perhaps I don’t trust you to hold me together if I fall apart in your arms I don’t talk much….Perhaps it’s because I don’t want to talk about theContinue reading “Cold eh?”

I Didn’t Like Adults

I have always had a staunch dislike for adults. Perhaps I should specify the type of adults that I didn’t like because I’m supposedly one too (welp!). I don’t like the adults that tell you to adjust your dreams or goals, the ones who say you might want to be a tad more “realistic”, orContinue reading “I Didn’t Like Adults”

I’d like to talk

Sometimes I’d like to talk…I really would, but it’s then I become mute. I spilled wine on my laptop I wasted time and money on fruitless human interactions My period shows up My urgent business is stalled They’re fighting I haven’t cooked in two weeks I haven’t gone grocery shopping especially for fruits I’m writingContinue reading “I’d like to talk”