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Prejudice: A Personal Experience

Disclaimer: By typing this, I am not making generalizations about any race or ethnicity. I am simply sharing my story as it happened to me. If you do not agree with my story, welp… I live in Nigeria, the most...

/ September 28, 2016
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The Girl who walked on Water

“Come”, he said.   Breathe deeply. Hold your breath. Let it out. Repeat. Then step out. One foot, then the next. Forward. Repeat. That’s all she had to do – deep breaths, one foot in front of the other, forward...

/ September 12, 2016
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On Gender Equality and Lip Service: Beyond the Pay Gap

Women deserve equal pay for equal work. You know, she deserves to have a baby without sacrificing her job. A mother deserves a day off to care for a sick child or sick parent without running into hardship. And you...

/ September 7, 2016
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My Beautiful Disruption

“Is it dusk yet. Yes? Okay. Listen up! This will be long. When I took this photo, I was just hoping to capture a beautiful sunset as I used to do every evening on my way home over the bridge....

/ September 6, 2016
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What I Learned From My Big Crop

So I recently cropped my hair, recently being last Saturday. And even though I like to convince myself that it was a spur of the moment decision, it was an idea I had played around with for a while. Maybe...

/ July 26, 2016
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Today will Probably Be the worst day of your life

Or the best. And this is not a motivational speech, I promise. I know we’ve all heard lines along “the day is what you make of it” so much that it sounds cliche. Well, it’s the truth. Every day has...

/ July 12, 2016
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The Rounds: Is the World Imploding?

Songs for the Week: “I believe” by Mali Music and “My World Needs You” by Kirk Franklin, Sarah Reeves and Tasha Cobbs.   I’ve had one hell of a week.   You know what it feels like to lose someone...

/ July 10, 2016
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Thank You

Hello you, Yes you. I just wanted to say “thank you” for coming here and giving me a reason to write what I write. It’s hard to come on here and talk about life, and being single, and being a...

/ July 9, 2016
Does God care about your broken heart?

On Ragdolls and Elastic Hearts

“He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.” – Psalm 147: 3 But just before the wounds heal you run back to the same things that caused them. Maybe it’s the lure of the familiar, or maybe it’s...

/ June 28, 2016
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The 30 – Day Praise Challenge : A Review

You know those times in your life when no matter how hard you try you can’t seem to find a good thing going on for you? I had one of those at the end of April. I was sad and...

/ June 21, 2016