Unapologetically African

I spent half of last Saturday in one of the most beautiful buildings in Newcastle, The Catalyst – a beacon for data and healthy ageing innovation. Just a seven-minute walk from St James Metro station in the centre of Newcastle, The Catalyst is one of the best venues for all manner of events. One thing that […]

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Be a Friend Not An Enemy

“Each age comes with its pressures” were my mother’s words a few years back. Back then, this quote did not make sense but fast forward to the present, and the quote with only six words speaks volumes. There was a stage in my life when my peers and I believed that the best thing that […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Transient Advantages

A few months ago, I wanted to buy a new laptop. I had saved up for months and had a healthy budget for a high-end, high spec’d laptop. I had saved 80% of the money needed to buy the laptop; when I came across a deal to buy an expensive laptop at a fraction of […]

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A Few Things To Try on Your Down Days

Dear reader, I have been experiencing a lot of down days lately. With the workload increasing, I struggled to find time to pause and refresh my thoughts, which resulted into substantial drainage. It has been especially hard to be in the right headspace for anything outside of work duties. Nonetheless, I have been intentional to […]

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