African Literature: A Gem

“Stories can break the dignity of a people. But stories can also repair that broken dignity.” – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Have you ever listened to a song and felt like the artist had you in my mind when he or she penned it down?  Sometimes we find healing, peace and answers through listening to a […]

Benchwarmers

I never thought I would be one of those women who feel a sting each time they heard someone had tied the knot. Yet here I am today. My social media feeds are scrawling with friends, relatives, enemies, even people I don’t know tying the knot. It seems that people are getting married everywhere I […]

Sailing Through The Rubble

Happy new year beautiful people! This year starts off on an honourable note for me. Being here contributing to Teakisi is an honour. I never imagined a platform like this would be available for someone like me to voice my thoughts. Cheers to Teakisi for building a safe space for the African woman to say […]

Life Lessons From The Year 2021

I can’t believe that another year had began.  The last year has an unexpected year with so much to offer. There is definitely a time I saw it impossible to make it this far but oh well, the Lord stays truthful to his people. At the start of the 2021, we believed that the pandemic […]

The Right Time

“We do not seize the day. We wait for the right day.” – unknown Truth be told, I did not see myself agreeing with the enthusiastic motivational speakers in my life. Their aggressive “start now” mantra seemed rather forced when I was lying in bed aimlessly for months waiting for the “right” time and job […]

Importance Of A Personal Budget

A budget is an estimation of revenues and expenses over a specified future or period of time. In other words a budget is financial plan for defined period. To successfully manage your financial side of of your life, you need to have a budget that will assist you in the ways you spend and the […]

Social Norms

“Acquire an education, a degree (preferably before your thirties…), move out, get a job (you don’t have to like it; bills won’t pay themselves…), buy or rent a house, start a family, and if you’re lucky enough you should retire early with incoming pension benefits… Basically, by a certain age, you should have it all […]

My Letter To You

My dear friend I applaud you for smiling, laughing and facing your fears. You are stronger than you think but you don’t have to walk each day with your head held high to please everyone. My friend, it is okay not to have anything figured out, it is okay to fail but always remember to […]

A Community Collaboration Made At The Hancock

Well, where do I begin? I’m sat at the dining table writing this a few weeks after the Woman! An Exploration of Women in Ancient and Contemporary Culture took place at the beautiful The Great North Museum: Hancock, relishing in every memory, trying to comprehend the impact a collaboration can bring. It’s hard to believe […]

Thank You, Next.

Have you ever taken a moment to sit down and give thanks? Do you think it’s by your own will and might that you’re still here breathing? Are you feeling a bit overwhelmed? Well, take a deep breath and just say, ‘Thank You’. Since the beginning of last year, there has been a series of lockdowns, […]