What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

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What do you want to be when you grow up?

I was probably five or six years old when I first became aware of this question. For a long time, I responded with “I want to be a lawyer” not because I knew anything about the law or was even remotely interested in it. It was more the fact that this response seemed to attract the right amount of approval so I quickly settled on ‘lawyer’ as what I was going to be! Continue reading

Tick, Tock.. Biological Clock

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“You do realise your clock is ticking, right?”

I remember the first time someone reminded me that my biological clock was ticking. She said it in a hushed voice like it was some kind of secret. I looked back at her in the way I had become accustomed to looking at people who prodded at my relationship status, why I didn’t have kids or what I was waiting for.

This brief exchange led me to wonder why it is that women are repeatedly reminded of their tick, tock.. biological clock. Continue reading

So, Where Are You Originally From?!

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So, you’re black.. you’re African.. and you’re female.

It’s a triple discriminatory threat!

It is no secret that racial and gender inequality runs rampant in societies across our world and that racism is alive and thriving. Yes, you may be tired of hearing about racism but whether it’s brazen, systemic or casually slipped into conversation, it is alive and well. Continue reading

How Can I Protect My Mental Health During A Pandemic?

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I don’t know how you’re feeling today.

I won’t try to guess.

All I know is across the globe right now, we’re all wondering what in the world’s just happened.

Crisis impacts each of us differently; there is no “one size fits all” approach to dealing with change as drastic and intrusive as this. The past few weeks have seen us adjust the way we interact, socialise, get our basic needs, work and live!

We are dealing with uncertainty that has come into our lives quickly and uninvited, and a lot of people are feeling overwhelmed right now. Continue reading