Day of the Girl Child: Letter to My Daughter

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

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The Scanty Diary of a Turning Thirty Year Old

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

How I Undervalued Ego – Until Now

I had at some point succumbed to the new age distorted notion of Ego. That it was this thing in need of remodelling because it interfered in everything we did and how we related to the world and people, until I realised that the problem was the exact opposite- most of us just did not … Continue reading How I Undervalued Ego – Until Now

Does Nairobi Have Street Culture?

Street Culture does not seem to have a very clear definition when each attaches it to their experience, of what they would perceive to be a city or town of Street Culture. In general, this would mean that there is expression of culture by youth through their creativity. We could also simplify it and say … Continue reading Does Nairobi Have Street Culture?

In the Lives of Wounded Healers

I recently attended a profound and meaningful workshop on holistic trauma healing by the work of Paul Boyle- a wounded healer. I definitely wish to write much more on this but I start here. Trauma comes into our lives in different forms and at different levels of severity. We witness horrific events or are otherwise … Continue reading In the Lives of Wounded Healers