In listening to a survivor’s story, your response can have an enormous impact on that person’s healing journey. I want to point you to some tools—words, actions and resources—that can help you support someone who shares their personal experience(s) with you. Although you can never take away what happened to someone, you can be a…
This is a topic i had never spoken about. The rape was not even reported at my home because I was scared I would be bitten for playing with boys or even playing with the flower I was told never to touch. The shame of the story circulating in the community because the parents would tell everybody
The result of these choices is the condescension with which Nigerians are treated both at home and abroad by non-Nigerians. Indeed, non-Nigerians sometimes imbibe the worst of Nigerians’ traits and use it against Nigeria.
It is so terrible that genuine love is not even believable talk less of even being appreciated. Some people may feel there is a motive behind every love we try to give but it all still balls down to the individual.
Let’s start with my mum, who by the way insists on looking on my unmarried state like an illness, like something that needs to be helped. Somehow, all my achievements in this life – achievements that I have worked hard for – have been reduced to the singular ‘but’ of the fact that I’m not married.
The unsual and unofficial law that permits them to operate in muftis is surely the dirt muddling the face of justice that these criminals deserve. With their names not engraved on their gabs, It’s hard to point out bad eggs as every heartless officer looks just like the other.
Reading notes and quotes from successful people is good but planning your life towards the same direction might not work because you can’t live the exact way they lived , look at the mistakes they made and do things to avoid it and learn from the decisions they made and use the important ones to excel in your future plans.
When women were created they were entrusted with a sixth sense to be used only during trying times. This is a whole package that is placed in different places. We overthink, criticize, undress, analyse, zoom in and out of situations still trying to find the best angle.
And I definitely do not agree with the concept of homosexuality. Neither do I understand it nor I believe I ever would. But I do not need to understand people’s choices before I respect it.
The word ‘abortion’ already has a stigma to it, and for no good reason, if you ask me, just like condoms, it is a birth control measure. Those who are against abortions; and there are millions; make it seem as if women would be strolling into clinics to get abortions, but that is not the case.
As a writer, it is your responsibility, not a choice, to keep writing because whilst they may be just words or creations of fiction to you, they are anchors to some and life to others. And so I’ve decided to, in my own way, right the ‘wrong’
Everyone cannot have all the good features but there are some features that you appreciate from the outside while the person is personally not comfortable with themselves. It happens a lot and it really surprises me.
Isn’t that every young woman’s dream? To know and love God, herself, family and have amazing friends. To grow up smart, open-minded, confident and beautiful. To have a career she is passionate about. To have the world at her feet. To be strong, wise and live life to the fullest.