Don't isolate yourselfIt is very easy as a writer to become isolated. Your work involves you, a laptop or a notebook and pen. Yes, of course, there's the characters in your head - but I'm sorry, they don't count. Make a conscious effort to be around real people, at least now and then. Don't let… Continue reading How to Be a Healthy Writer
Trying to hold onto the paper, but it tears and tears, they fall. Cages lock me in. Every way you look, there's bars. I'm trapped. Foolish to think, I could ever be free. Freedom is an idea, That can't be made real. But we build Build Build. Chip away at the edges, Try to create… Continue reading Crafting your life – Poem
On Tuesday this week, I was able to hear authors Tomi Adeyemi (pictured with me above), Yomi Adegoke, and Elizabeth Uviebinene talk at a bookstore. These authors all had one thing in common - they were black, and they were Nigerian. It was a euphoric experience! I'm not the kind of woman (and never was… Continue reading What A Panel of Black Authors Meant for Me
Who are you aside from your race? Who are you aside from your nationality? Who are you aside from your sexual orientation? Who are you aside from your job? Who are you aside from your parental or marital status? Who are you aside from your bank account? Because in truth, none of these things give… Continue reading Who Are You, Aside From…
I believe that it is so important for all of us to know how to be be alone; comfortably alone. It's good for our mental health, our growth, our sense of balance, and resilience. Think about it, you can't always have someone around. You can't depend too heavily on others. You need to be able… Continue reading How to Be Alone
Just for fun, here are a few things you can do to feel good today! Look good, feel good Do good, feel good Eat good, feel good Move good, feel good Speak good, feel good Read good, feel good Think good, feel good Sleep good, feel good Love good, feel good Invest good, feel good… Continue reading How to Feel Good
I was thinking the other day about who I am. Yes, philosophical, I know. But this is an important question. Who am I? Who are you? I was thinking this because I'd been in a sad mood. I'd seen people on the tv and my social media who just seemed so...themselves, you know? They were… Continue reading Who Are You?