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By Cailee Age is strange. I’m in my mid-twenties and true to form I have been flirting with a quarter life crisis. I now have enough identity, memory and experience behind me to truly reflect. It is a bizarre feeling which plays directly into my over-analytical self. Besides being a bit annoyingly esoteric (what is […]
By Nina Mort Every day is a reminder of how no one dares ask questions of existence. Why we came to exist, or why some of us cease to (how did we come to be you see). Why there must be a high supreme God who seems to be a puppeteer to his kin, (we […]
By Khanya Jack I’ve never understood the concept of being numb until today. The only constant is the lump in my throat reminding me that against all pretense things are not okay. As I firmly press my mental being to react to my current state of affairs, she looks me deadlocked in the eye and […]
By Auqmy Have you ever wondered how it would be like to visit your for christmas, winter breaks, holidays and sit down to have those ‘girl talks’? The kind where you open up and talk about everything – including relationships; by relationships I am referring to chats about boys, although in my case it’s a […]
By Anonymous To my « exes », I’m just very sorry for you. I’m sorry that you are that person, who can’t feel anymore, can’t even think about how their actions could destroy people. I’m sorry that you don’t appreciate the meaning behind «please, don’t break my heart». I’m sorry your heart wasn’t open enough to accept […]
By Clear Peaceful Mind *trigger warning: sexual assault Rape. For most women, this is one of the scariest words in any language. When your mother warned, “You could have been murdered, or worse!”, rape was and still is the unspoken “worse.” All over the world, rape is the most common violent crime ever committed – by […]
By Dziva Second chances have a way of finding you, like the warm rays of sunrise piercing through open windows and absent curtains. They have a way of easing you into accepting them, slowly yet abrupt to the soul, before you know it, the sun will be in full view with promise of all the […]
By Tatenda Dear You, I say the wrong things sometimes – granted – and I do the wrong things at other times too. Thing is with all my ‘saying and doing’ I usually don’t hurt anyone other than myself. I don’t know how I can want the best for people but continue to hurt those […]
By Q Petros Does race make me stand out? Does gender make me stand out? Does profession make me stand out? The questions will go on and on and on, but what makes you stand out what makes me stand out? All the success in my life, achievements, good deeds are all being overshadowed, deprived […]
By Nana Brantuo Does my presence make you uneasy? Does my story force you to face truths and realities you’d rather ignore? That’s unfortunate You see, I’ve lived my life Recalling that day Remembering that hour Jumping at the touch of foreign hands Shivering meeting unfamiliar eyes I can’t seem to understand who plays the […]