Birthday Behaviour

December 13th is my date of birth. I remember in my younger years, I would wait with great anticipation for my birthday morning. Birthdays were exciting because my family would wake me up with their croaky morning voices singing ‘Happy birthday‘, my Mom would make me a yummy big breakfast and later I’d meet my

#faves: Things To Read

fave; a thing or person loved, preferred and adored I’m introducing a new segment on this blog called #faves. I’ll be sharing some of my favourite things so if there’s anything you’d like me to do a #faves post on, let me know.  I like to think I’m an avid reader. I really do enjoy

Lollipop Moments

About 2 months ago I watched this very eye-opening TED talk. Lollipop moments. We create them. We are part of them, everyday. Something that may seem so meaningless to you could mean the entire world to someone else. During my students’ union elections I was on the receiving end of various lollipop moments. When I decided

Who’s Streets?

Sometime last summer I was walking home from visiting a friend when a man yelled “Uko na nyonyo poa” (Swahili for “You’ve got nice boobs”) as I walked past him. I turned around and gave him the dirtiest look I could. I felt so disgusted, so embarrased, so violated. This was definitely not the first

New Beginnings

There’s something so refreshing about being able to start something again. Clean slate. No residue. That’s how I feel right now, as I write this new post for my new blog. I started writing for my first blog in October 2011. I started strong and with vigor, as you tend to, when you embark on