First Friday: August

Today is August the 2nd. Day 214 of 365. Around this time every year, I naturally start to count down towards the end of the year, and the coming year. This year, even though that’s happening in the back of my mind, I found myself thinking on these #FirstFriday inserts and the reason for them….

Different, but the same. [Part 1]

Exactly a week ago, my mum and I were cleaning out the weeds that had sprouted between the brick paving of our compound. Now, let me pause a little bit on the story and say this: I’ve been noticing more and more just how much of my mum I carry. Down to how I correct/discipline…

First Fridays: July

After an almost month-long hiatus, it feels good to be back. Here. Writing from the heart. For those who remember, in last month’s #FirstFriday post I hinted at a possible hiatus as I took the time to slow down, and re-focus. In deciding to unplug, I deleted several social media apps off of my phone,…

First Fridays: June

Just like that, we’ve entered into the sixth month of 2019. The last month of the first half of the year. I feel like using the words “time flies” doesn’t even begin to express or properly encapsulate how fast I feel this year is going. And I know I said this at the beginning of…

Toxic Masculinity versus Faith

I’ve been thinking about this post for the last 5 days, finally figured out what I wanted to talk about 4 days ago, started writing it 3 days ago, almost gave up two days ago and finally got the motivation I needed one day ago. Yesterday. After a conversation with a young man who’s very…

First Fridays: May

Wow guys, the days are really flying by. April is done, and it’s May now. Meaning, it’s time for #FirstFridays! This blog segment really has helped me look back in order to move forward. With every new month, I take the time to look back at the previous month on what went right, what went…