Dear daughter, When you were born, I recall trying to ensure that your toys did not prescribe to any gender. I recall always being asked, while shopping for items, ‘is it for a boy or a girl’, and I would sometimes say, it’s just for my baby. Yet, I could not resist those groovy cute … Continue reading Day of the Girl Child: Letter to My Daughter
I do not recall who said this, but it is true- that age comes with wisdom and experience (and eventually senior citizen discounts). The wisdom you might not always use, the experience may not always make you act differently in a similar situation, and the senior person discounts- I will think about that later! My … Continue reading The Scanty Diary of a Turning Thirty Year Old
With personal branding, people buy you, and eventually this comes with its challenges but Vava says she does not imagine herself not being the brand. It can get exhausting but it is a strong way to have a brand. This goes without saying for someone like Vava, who has a strong presence accompanied by her … Continue reading Coffee Stories: Vava on Being the Face of the Brand – PART THREE
That subtle breeze cast the fumes on me like a shared secret. I involuntarily inhaled as though I was supposed to.
I’m sorry, For the time I hurt you to be true to myself, For the time you hurt me to be true to yourself, And I did not understand, What you had reciprocated. I’m sorry, For the time I said I had forgiven you, But my hot tears burnt like the embers of hell, Which … Continue reading Dear World, I’m Sorry!
Storytelling the coffee journeys is how Vava enriches the taste of her coffee alongside the lives of the Kenyan farmers she has an intimate relationship with. She is a social entrepreneur, who exports globally but invests locally.It is a synergy that not only ensures the quality of coffee is top-notch, but that there is progress … Continue reading The Coffee Stories – Meet Brew Mistress Vava – Part One
Not all things are bound by space and time and good intentions.
A sentence, it is said, is a string of words (that satisfy the grammatical rules of a language). A string of words ... the many things, and forms and shapes, I could make with a string. Most importantly, it ended where you wanted it to end; at the point where the creation was complete - … Continue reading My World in Sentences
In a moment of darkness, I am caught in the trap of routine; the disorderliness in my orderliness, and for that moment, I do not belong.In a moment of darkness, colour makes no sense, scents are insipid; I look to the sky and seek escape from this sphere I float on.In a moment of darkness, … Continue reading In a Moment of Darkness
Eva Andrea Ter Avest Dahm. You’ll be damned trying to pronounce the name and lucky to get it right, unless you are of Dutch origin. But what if you did not try. What if you visualized the name. What character can you make out from the letters you see. Any scents? Colours? Ideas? I tried … Continue reading Theatre as a Way of Life, Wordlessness, Dyslexia & Why We Need New Stories