I had been toying with the idea of dreading my hair for years, and a few months back I gathered up the courage to do it. It was scary at first, but I felt good about my decision. With time I got bored with the short dreads and their limited styling options, I wanted long … Continue reading Faux Locs
As part of wanting to feel older and wanting to do things that matter, I had decided to stop reading fiction or, in the least, read less off it. Motivational books are great to read, especially when you are feeling motivated. You cannot say the same for those times when you just want to relax -- … Continue reading Everything I never told you – Celeste Ng
A Facebook friend posted this picture recently, and it got me thinking about how much we look forward to the weekend, only to get to Saturday worried that it will be over sooner than we had anticipated! You struggle through the week days, and by Wednesday you have had it. Don't get me wrong, I … Continue reading Attempt at the 7-day weekend
I lived with my grandmother for a significant part of my childhood. We stayed in a small village called Matale, in the Central part of Uganda. One of the things I vividly recall about Matale was the month that a certain tribe in Uganda circumcised their young males to usher them into manhood. Women and … Continue reading Tradition Through the Eyes of a Child
If you get an infection today – even a serious one that lands you in a hospital bed – you probably feel confident you will be prescribed some medicine that will cure you. Antibiotics are those medicines used to treat infections caused by bacteria. They are used to treat infections such as urinary tract … Continue reading Antibiotic Resistance, What You Need To Know.
I had always wanted to move to a new place where no one knew me - where I knew no one. I wanted to have a fresh start, to be someone else, to be the person I had always wanted to be, that is, anyone else besides who I currently was. Don't get me wrong, … Continue reading Strange Lands, New Beginnings
There's this thing about some of us girls. Often times when we get bad reviews or when our 'brilliant' idea is attacked, the reaction is usually to quit, put in less effort or look for a Plan B. Dudes get attacked too, they get bad reviews but, God knows, guys can keep up with a … Continue reading Of Girls And Dreams
Most of us were ushered into our teens by the big bully 'adolescence'. There were boobs, acne, the hoarse voices, name it. The only thing anyone ever took the time to prepare us (the girls) for was the periods. There were those Always ads, I don't see so many of them these days. There was … Continue reading 3 things I wish I knew in my teens
One day, not so long ago, I was chatting with a lady I constantly have dealings with. She is a few years older than me and is married with two beautiful kids. She had earlier intimated that her little boy was sick, so I asked her if he was better. She was so touched that … Continue reading ‘Do you have kids?’
“Being female is a matter of birth, being a woman is a matter of age, but being a lady is a matter of choice.” I landed on this great piece, every woman ought to read it!