You try your best not to contribute to the corruption within the system, telling yourself that change starts with you. Then your life comes to a standstill because you have refused to part with $40 in order to gain a bigger return. The bureaucracy in Kenya is mind blowing. Police stop you for speeding, ask […]

A Long Trip

It was a long trip. The kind that made you feel dusty inside and beneath your skin, the sweat gathered in your pores; discussing the best exit strategy with your self for the dried upon sweat and dust that lives on, within and around you when you disembarked from the huge metal container. It was […]


It’s been ages since I wrote something. It’s been a whirlwind of breastfeeding, naps, bath time howling, diaper sizing freakouts and all while trying to work a full time job with baby on hip. My little is now three months old and change…boy, is his personality showing. I call him Mr Chuckles, Smiley McSmiley…you get […]

Repost: “My Thoughts on Phobias…and What’s Taking Place in South Africa”

Repost from: My name is Lovelyn Chidinma Nwadeyi. I am a Nigerian. Born in Nigeria to two Nigerian parents. Raised in Queenstown, Eastern Cape by those same Nigerian parents right up until I completed my Bachelors at Stellenbosch. Growing up in South Africa, I was always reminded by those around me that I was different […]