Twenty Four

By Eunice Aber 24 is obviously the age before 25. But it also is in a scary way, the age when it begins to dawn on you that you’re approaching quarter a century and have nothing you can put to your name. Given that the world follows the rules of normal distribution, this isn’t always […]

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You Only Live Once

When the song, YOLO, was released, it became a source of inspiration for many to live their lives as they saw fit and also to not take life so seriously, because we only live once. When the buzz was strong over the song, I really just knew the acronym so as not to sound out […]

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The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of

By Ivy Salijeni As a young girl living with a single mother in urban Malawi, I learned to understand that going to school was a must, not a need. There was no one to encourage me, apart from my mother – who didn’t know much herself. Her main concern was that I didn’t end up […]

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Can Women Have It All?

My friend has a pet peeve called mediocrity, and he has managed to convince me to join in his club. Well, partially. The dictionary defines mediocre as, “moderate or low quality, value, ability, or performance.” However, my friend simply defines mediocrity, especially in people, as settling for less than what one is capable of.   […]

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Focus & Growth

By Racheal Kiiza This week marks the beginning of March, and with the new month comes the realization that we are well into 2017. There are a lot of months left in the year but it’s important to take stock of our progress towards the goals we set at the end of 2016.  No time like […]

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Try Victory Parties!

By Racheal Kiiza The monthly curtains opens revealing November and, if you are like me, panic hits at the thought of the year coming to a close. I rummaged through my diary to look up goals I had set for October, to do a quick evaluation and set new goals for November, per my usual custom. […]

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A Basket Full Of Water

By Eunice Aber I have had this problem for far too long. Or rather, I’m finally tired enough of this thorn in my side to talk about. I call it “A Basket Full of Water”. Crazy right? Ever imagined a basket full of water? I could never have imagined it had I not arrived at […]

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The S.M.A.R.T Woman

It is hard enough being a woman, let alone being an African woman. But then again, it is being women that makes us a symbol of life and hope that there’s a better tomorrow even when we don’t know where our next meal will come from. A few weeks ago, Africa celebrated Africa Day, and […]

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