Because a bit of color is a public service. Because I am proud of my hands. Because it will remind me I’m a woman. Because I will look like a survivor. Because I can admire them in traffic jams. Because my daughter will say ugh. Because my lover will be surprised. Because it is quickerContinue reading “I Shall Paint My Nails Red”
For me, there is nothing as cool as starting my day with a shower in the morning. Water ceases to be something I only use to quench my thirst, or wash my body and hair; it becomes a ritual of washing away the night and its dormancy. The same is true when I take aContinue reading “Some Rituals”
For me, going back home to Uganda is like shading off one version of myself and wearing the other one. When I am home, I cease to become Angela, or a wife for that matter; I am simply a daughter that everyone knows as Najore. (A birth name that I worked so hard to eraseContinue reading “The other me”
Change is inevitable; it is the very way of existence. As daybreak turns into nightfall, so does spring – summer – fall – and winter. The rainy season changes to a dry spell, just like war births peace. Everything that lives is bound to change: birth, growth, and decay – repeat. There are times ofContinue reading “All things change”
You all probably hold special places in your hearts for your fathers, dads, daddies, babas, or papas. Some dads still live while others have sadly passed away to a world unknown to us, but today we honor them all. My dad was a very special man indeed! My dad did not exactly know when heContinue reading “Papa”
Why is it that we humans have a tendency of living in the future, regretting the past, but totally skipping the present? Well, I decided this morning to live in this space, the now, and throw everything else out the window. I took my yoga mat, turned to YouTube, practiced yoga with Adrienne, and IContinue reading “Living in the Future?”
We all know that there are two or maybe three sides to every story, depending on the subject anyway: the good, the bad, and the ugly. Naturally, we try to show the best side while concealing the unflattering side and wishing it to miraculously disappear hardly with any luck. Unfortunately for Africa, the rest ofContinue reading “Africa Part II”
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