“Do you suffer from smiling depression?” by Jennifer Savedge

  I thought this was a pretty apt description of what depression looks like today. Too many people walking around hiding behind a smile. The truth is most of us are too preoccupied now to notice what is behind  that look of perfection. I thought this article by Jenn Savedge “Do you suffer from smiling…

Chapter 12 : Petra

“The hardest relationships to leave are the ones that aren’t terrible”   She reached out on the other side of the bed for the third time that night. It felt cold and the frame of the bed seemed wider than it had in the past. She knew it would be. She also already knew that…

Fear is a bitch

Fear is a lying son of a bitch who refuses to go away. It can be unrelenting in its pursuit of you. It is a shameless fraudster who knows her poison is just as good as the first time she came around and won’t hesitate to try again. This post is pretty quick to the…

Opinions…

My sister told me something smart today when I called her to vent. “She said people who call others opinionated  are people who simply do not understand why you do not agree with them. They have a struggle understanding and appreciating that we cannot all see things the same way. Because the truth is, we…

For Karabo

For me, this should not be a woman’s fight. Rape and physical abuse should not be just a woman’s burden because she is likely the one a tragedy such as this will happen too. Do not get me wrong, I have never been prouder to be able to speak and share my grievances the way i can now. Female writers paved the way for people like us several years ago. I will proudly own my truth and own all of my ‘woman’

But I cannot deny, that it is hard job.

Love Gridlock : Are you even listening?

They say you are most pensive when you’re half asleep. I will probably need pegs to hold my lids open but my brain has a mind of its own. I am very sleepy writing this post. So a dear friend of mine sent me an article on “How to keep love going strong”, http://bit.ly/2kHXOM9 . I didn’t want…

Of Selfies and Self-Worth

I sat by a beautiful girl at church several Sundays ago. Or rather she sat by me, because she was considerably late. She had her hair nicely done,wavy, black and long. Her make-up highlighted in all the right places with not an eyebrow out of place. Her bright pink lipstick made the perfect pout.. It…

Why is self-promotion so hard? -Lessons from the remarkable “E”s

Is it possible to be surrounded by too much inspiration? That was certainly the experience from attending the International Women’s Day Breakfast Meeting, organised by Google Ghana at the La Villa La Boutique on Wednesday 15th March. The aim of the meet was to talk about better ways women can self-promote their accomplishments, their work,…

Depression: Why religious counseling didn’t work for me

We are all feeling some type of way about the recent suicide incidents on the news lately. It’s nothing short of disturbing but perhaps, inevitably, it’s finally opening conversations about how much we really know about mental health, the stigmatization and general reception to its causes. I have read many comments like “ What could…

Here’s a toast to women who rock!

Happy International Women’s Day ladies! This one is for yooooo!<insert Asem’s voice> Today is all about the little girls,the market women, the entrepreneurs, the corporate ladies with the side hustle, the mothers, the wives, the single mothers, the lady bosses,the best friends, the sisters, the girlfriends,the students ,the doctors,the journalists, the surgeons, the fashionistas, the…

The “Obolo” word: Fat-shaming needs to stop round here

Before I do my slimtea detox review. Can I just say how annoyed  I am about the guys who were yelling “Obolo, Obolo” at the cinema, when I was watching Logan.  Yea, I still think you are  idiots Awesome movie, by the way. If you’ve seen Hugh Jackman’s final piece in the Wolverine installment, then…