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When My Friends Are Making It and I’m Not

When My Friends Are Making It and I’m Not

So, this post is specially dedicated to every young person who feels like they keep drifting further and further away from their dreams, to every person who feels estranged amongst their friends because they are the only one in the group who is simply just not getting that greatly envied degree or qualification...

How Patriarchy Gaslights Women

How Patriarchy Gaslights Women

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Yesterday afternoon, I found myself just thinking about my online interactions and how I’ve become silent on the things that have always mattered most to me, particularly around sexism and patriarchy. I asked myself what happened. Almost instantly my inner voice retorted back and said, “We don’t speak anymore because we got tired of having men and patriarchy gaslight us whenever we spoke up about the ways they hurt us”.

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To Those Who Are Terrified of Letting Happiness In

To Those Who Are Terrified of Letting Happiness In

I always felt more peace when I was hurting or playing out unhappy scripts in the story of my life because that’s the only thing that has ever made sense. Pain seemed like the most consistent thing in my life. And anything that rocked up in my life that seemed to contradict that narrative? I became greatly anxious and restless because happiness was a very threatening thing in my world because of the unfamiliarity of it. So, on the arrival of happiness, I always made countdowns to when it would leave.

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There Is Romance in Friendship Too

There Is Romance in Friendship Too

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…we miss out on experiencing all the love there is to experience in this world because it does not come in our most ideal packaging. We are constantly putting a magnifying glass on the love we lack rather than the one we are already blessed with. And then wonder why our lives feel so empty. We don’t get to know the full spectrum of love and romance because we draw lines as to where and how it can be encountered. I mean, all the ways that I have always desired for my life partner to love me? Are the very same ways that my friends have loved and shown up for me.

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Finding Our Way Through Life’s Setbacks and Detours

Finding Our Way Through Life’s Setbacks and Detours

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I did not know how important school was to me until I found myself cooped up in bed, bitterly crying at the realization that my dream of one day becoming a practising Psychologist would not materialize as soon as I had planned and hoped. My heart sank at the possibility of my academic dreams being driven further away from me, again. Does this mean I will have another incomplete degree to my name, as detailed in my post…

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My Journey to Reclaiming Christianity

My Journey to Reclaiming Christianity

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The year 2015 is the year when everything flipped for me spiritually. Church and Christianity are all that I had known my entire life. 2015 is the year everything about those, once intimately acquainted spaces stopped making sense to me. I became alienated from everything and everyone. Was God even real? Because suddenly, for me, the church no longer resembled the beautiful bride of Christ that I had come to know. I couldn’t wait to complete the term of my leadership responsibilities and be done with that place, once and for all. I couldn’t stand the pretentiousness and hypocrisy. I couldn’t believe the passivity and silence of the church on social injustices.

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