If You Give Up On Your Dreams, What Is The Alternative?

If You Give Up On Your Dreams, …

We all have dreams.  Some of us wake up in the morning living their dreams, and some continue to work for theirs. But some of us have tired of trying, not because we have forgotten…

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Today I felt Defeated

Today I felt Defeated

It was the usual routine. I woke up in the middle of the night to express milk so that I can stock up in case my nipples either bleed or become too soar to nurse.…

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You Are Your Own Kind of Beautiful

You Are Your Own Kind of Beautiful

You define beauty. You show the world that you are flawed, and that you are also perfect just the way you are. You have become your own kind of beautiful.  You have become your own…

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10 Things They Don’t Tell You After Giving Birth

10 Things They Don’t Tell You After …

Giving birth can be terrifying and exhilarating, chaotic and peaceful, mundane and extraordinary. It can take hours or sometimes if you are lucky, you will reach the hospital just in time. It involves sighs of pain and…

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It’s Okay Not to be Okay

It’s Okay Not to be Okay

It’s difficult to admit that we are not okay when society dictates that we should portray a life lived so perfectly. As a result, we put bandages on our wounds, not to protect ourselves but…

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Breast-friends for Breastfeeding Moms

Breast-friends for Breastfeeding Moms

While breastfeeding can come easy to some mothers, many others including myself need extra help. Because despite having read and watched videos about breastfeeding, everything can still be different in real life. It can be…

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What Women Should Stop Apologising For

What Women Should Stop Apologising For

Many of us grew up in societies where genderedbehavior guidelines form part of our daily lives. We are taught to behave according to what is perceived as well-mannered—being nice, lowering our gaze, speaking only when asked…

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THE TEN KINDS OF BRAVERY YOU CAN PULL OFF

THE TEN KINDS OF BRAVERY YOU CAN …

To lose oneself in the face of adversities is probably one of the most challenging if not frightening situations any of us can stumble upon. It can incite a mix of emotions—fear, pain, and anger—that…

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5 Things I Discovered About Pregnancy

5 Things I Discovered About Pregnancy

I have always wanted to be a mother. But I was never excited with the idea of being pregnant and giving birth. In fact, I have already considered adoption and made a mental calendar for…

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YOU ARE NOT A FAILURE

YOU ARE NOT A FAILURE

It is not romanticizing when you admit that you fail but refuse to be labeled as a failure. Relatedly, it is not patronizing when you acknowledge that failure is indeed real and equally recognize that…

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