Wounds On My Scars

You can feel it. Your body has been trying to alert you of it. You paid attention, but only enough to allow you to wake up the next day. Now, it’s screaming. Not the out-of-rage kind of scream, but the one that bears so much pain and frustration. The one that comes from your heart,…

The Eighth

I have eight piercings. I can’t say I am particularly done getting them, but I am also not eager to get another soon unless I have to. Unlike others who simply get them because they believe their bodies are a blank canvas and they are trying to decorate them as they wish, mine is significant….

Stay

I know how your mindrushes aheadtrying to fathomwhat could follow this.What will you do,where will you go,how will you live? You will wantto outrun the grief.You will wantto keep turning towardthe horizon,watching for what was lostto come back,to return to youand never leave again. For nowhear me when I sayall you need to dois to…

God & I

As I walked into the fifth shop, I realized I had clenched my jaw in fear of my thoughts suddenly finding their way to be voiced. And that would be catastrophic! Greater than the fear of strangers hearing the conversations in my head was the reality that no one was willing to sell me the…

Love Hurts, But it Mustn’t…

You can love someone and still have to let them go. It’s possible to want to have someone in your life, and know that isn’t possible. Sometimes people aren’t able, willing, or capable of showing up for us in the way we wish they would. Releasing them isn’t a declaration that we no longer love…

Unmasking the Faceless Known “Beasts”

Among the people who graciously decided to reach out following my article on Nation was this incredible man. We were in campus together, over five years ago! Jeez, has it been that long?! He was a class ahead if my memory serves me right. He reached out via Facebook because after all those years, many…

Nightbirde

“You can’t wait until life isn’t hard anymore before you decide to be happy,” ~Nightbirde I bet by now you have seen those beautiful words somewhere on the internet. They were brilliantly yet casually said by a lady who at the time, had cancer in her lungs, spine and liver. She had a 2% chance…

The Blitz of “Victim” Blaming. What Did I Expect to Happen?

One full page on a national newspaper. About 1,200 words. A very honest and vulnerable conversation. A story of healing. Is all it took to shift my social media world for a bit! Did you see it? *** Oh, hi. I know we have new members joining our community. Karibuni sana! In here, we live,…

So I Need to Let Go?

I am a hoarder. I know, I don’t seem like one. I like to keep things, especially those that I have attached to great sentimental value. This trait had made me keep things from years ago, and every time I want to get rid of them, I convince myself why I shouldn’t; even when I…

Hello 2022…

Hello beloveds, I hope our year has began well, and if it didn’t, don’t count it out just yet. We have eleven months to make the most of each of them. We shall be well. You know me by now; I don’t do very well with the hype of new seasons. But hey, I am…