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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Five Ways to Exercise True Self Care

Five Ways to Exercise True Self Care

For countless years, I have convinced myself to value the importance of achievements gained from good grades at school, reaching goals and targets at work, and meeting expectations that are at times excessive. I became…

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MAKE MISTAKES, ADMIT AND ACCEPT THEM

MAKE MISTAKES, ADMIT AND ACCEPT THEM

If you grow up in an environment where preserving one’s reputation, credibility and dignity precedes all norms, you know that any form of mistake can either outcast or shame you indefinitely. For you to survive—you…

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Being Called Lucky

Being Called Lucky

I do not intend to deny luck. Some people are born into money, allowing them to lead their lives steps ahead. Some wind up amassing wealth scratching cards. Some talk about being in the right…

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