“Evelyn, how old are you?” She turns her big hazel eyes at me, smiles then takes my hand; “when the time comes to get married Evelyn and you love the person deeply, don’t be scared when you hesitate. Sometimes your heart is telling you something.” Kezia* is in her golden years, but could pass for … Continue reading Rukia’s Broken Face. #NotOfLove
The #NotOfLove is going to be a series of stories from people who have gone through domestic violence. Some will be third person narrations and others from the people themselves. None of these people will be referred to as victims in any of the stories because they chose to leave and please don’t see them … Continue reading All Of Those Rainy Days. #NotOfLove
Writing and editing this story has taken me a whole month, mostly because listening to Lorena* talk about her struggle with Kachwiri, crack- heroin for a few years was heart wrenching. This story is part of the Kachwiri series that I am sharing to create awareness about the scourge that is destroying so many young … Continue reading Kachwiri: I Killed My Mother.
Depression is like sleep paralysis, when you feel something is pushing you under and as much as you try to get out, you can’t seem to wake up. Continue reading On Depression
Written by Humphrey Kyamba (@kyamphrey) My curiosity and concern were peaked upon meeting an old friend, Simon (not real name), whose physical appearance left me confused. He was an almost unrecognisable skeleton of the person I had known for years. Simon had come from a comfortable home, lived in an affluent suburb and attended upscale … Continue reading Kachwiri: A Personal Journey Through Heroin Addiction.
Will I ever be perfect for anything?
Am I good enough for anyone?
Continue reading Inyambasa
“Have you ever heard your mother cry?” “What?” She turns and stares at him visibly annoyed. “You couldn’t wait another hour or so to talk about this?” She sits up, the long black braids cascade down as if to dismiss him. Marks of him written all over her, he could smell himself off of her … Continue reading Phil’s Loop