By Milian Miles Every day starts out as a very dark, ugly, gloomy one. While many people wake up from nightmares, I wake up into mine. I am living in a society where mental illness is seemingly becoming a fad. It is now cool to be OCD, to be bipolar, to experience depression. However, not […]
By Waruiru/ @waruish It has been 5 days, 4 nights, 7 hours and 27 no, 28 minutes since I really looked at you. With every BBM and every WhatsApp message the excitement grows more and more. I cannot wait to taste your lips, to look into your eyes through your crooked glasses, to hug you […]
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 One Who Has Been There The women in my life have taken various paths. I’ve had some friends do the whole ‘its just sex’ thing, others have said that they are ‘ok’ with their person sleeping with other people and others went with the whole ‘we aren’t labeling it’ flow (my personal favourite). Before […]
By Njoki “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” – Paul, In the Letter to the Galatians (Chapter 5 Verse 1.) On the 14th of Feburary Hon. William Ruto, Member of Parliament for Eldoret North constituency, called […]
By Kagure The Saturday afternoon catch up session led to Saturday night wine and leftovers affair. I hadn’t seen Wambui since our second year at university when our university had told her she was not quite academically welcome anymore. Since then she had moved to the United Kingdom and we had since lost touch. She […]
By Kagure Dear Family, This is one of those letters. Where you don’t know where to start because you’re scared that to start this will spell the end of something else. Normalcy for one. The way you view me for another.
By Kagure I witnessed fear. Not the heart pounding gut wrenching, ‘the serial killer is inside the house’ type fear but something far deeper.
By Kagure Apparently I have worse gaydar than the homophobes in my family. This is not something I am willing to take very lightly. Twice in one holiday I have been sitting in my cocoon of self knowledge only to be told by two separate family members that they have known for ages that I […]