What then is Love?

Love by Simon Siwak, 2012. Digital artwork “We accept the love we think we deserve.” ― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower Please don’t ask me what love is because I don’t know. I don’t want to say things that would make me or probably you angry. All I know is love makes…

Dear men, not all Feminists are Angry

“Black Girls… Don’t be afraid to use your voice. Your thoughts, opinions, and ideas are just as important as anybody else. When you speak, speak with boldness and purpose. Have courage, be confident, and always be true to yourself! Live your life fearlessly! Your voice has GREAT power; don’t be afraid to utilize it when…

The need to unchain African women

        “No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow. ” – Alice Walker I just finished reading a novel Nervous Condition by Tsitsi Dangarembga, a Zimbabwean author, and I don’t know if ‘m sad,angry or indifferent. I think it’s all mixed up. I am angry at each one…

When some Educated African Men become dumb

“I believe in strong women. I believe in the woman who is able to stand up for herself. I believe in the woman who doesn’t need to hide behind her husband’s back. I believe that if you have problems, as a woman you deal with them, you don’t play victim, you don’t make yourself look…

Transition

A guest post by an astonishing writer   _tutuadedoyin Some people think that to be strong is to never feel pain. In reality, the strongest people are the ones who feel it, understand it and accept it- anonymous.                 Yesterday, I went to bed with echoes of my cries…

Weeping Dolls

“Yes I am weird, weird is good. Normal is overrated.” ― Mad-D ‘M just a girl that has come to love the taste of sadness and the whispers of silence Without it,  is like loosing myself in the midst of voices I hate physical pain The ones intertwined around the corners of heart brings me…

What we keep in the Dark

Artwork: Kiss of Death (It can be found in the Poblenou Cemetery in Barcelona, Spain) “Life is for the living. Death is for the dead. Let life be like music. And death a note unsaid.” ― Langston Hughes, The Collected Poems I often wonder why people commit suicide when the thought of death is something…

Big Nose and A Skimpy Dress

Artwork by Aldo Jeffrey “The important thing isn’t what other people think you are; it’s who you are.” ― Shannon L. Alder This is a captivating post on Fashion & Depression by Funke Olotu..Read and Enjoy 😚 Talking about childhood insecurities Growing up I was not the noticeable one, I had serious issues with my hormones…

The Magic Cloak

Another beautiful guest post on Depression by “ibukunwrites” “There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.” – Laurel K. Hamilton, Mistral’s Kiss My name is Angie, Five years ago, I watched life seeped out of me I saw darkness during the day I lost…

Stained by Voices

There’s something about the way she writes… read “Stained by Voices”, a short sentimental story about depression, mental illness and suicide…all in one by Adetutu. Artwork: Unknown    “Mental illness is like fighting a war where the enemy’s strategy is to convince you that the war isn’t actually happening” – unknown.  She was known as…