On Depression

There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.  ― Laurell K. Hamilton, Mistral’s Kiss dɪˈpreʃn: a condition of general emotional dejection and withdrawal; sadness greater and more prolonged than that warranted by any objective reason Growing up in an African household, mental health issues were never a topic of discussion simply because, in our culture, it … Continue reading On Depression

On Self-love

“A diamond doesn’t start out polished and shining. It once was nothing special, but with enough pressure and time, becomes spectacular. I’m that diamond.”- Solange Nicole ˈˌself ˈləv/: regard for one’s own well-being and happiness. Not to be confused with selfishness. Self-love is really about the way you view and carry yourself as an individual in this world; it’s about appreciating and accepting the person … Continue reading On Self-love

To Black Girls

“I am dripping melanin and honey, I am black without apology” – Upile Chisala We live in a society where societal standards greatly define the way we view ourselves. Although in 2018, these standards are not clear-cut, some things are not easy to change. Not to play the race card, but this is true for women of colour, especially black girls. As much as I’d … Continue reading To Black Girls

On Friendship

Hold your True Friend with both Hands – Nigerian Proverb        In times of happiness, despair, love, or even hatred, having someone to share these experiences with is always comforting. The literal meaning of this saying simply indicates that one should hold on dearly to the friends they have. I believe that friendships, as easy as they are to make, are sometimes challenging to … Continue reading On Friendship