“Why do bats fly at night?” my grandfather asked. “I don’t know,” I replied. “A long time ago, the birds and mammals were at war with each other,” he said. “This war went on for thousands of years. When it looked like the birds were winning, the bat would fly and call itself a bird. […]Read More Why Do Bats Fly at Night?
There was a time when the rest of continent had been liberated and South Africa was the only nation left. Countries like Zimbabwe, Zambia and many others stood with you in your yearning for majority rule, democracy, and the end of apartheid. These countries and their people not only used their resources and newfound freedom […]Read More Dear South Africans, Why Have You Forgotten?
I’m lazy, but always eager to share my reading choices from popular Good Black Reads Instagram page. So I write 3 sentence book reviews! Today’s review: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah Erma Bombeck said there is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and […]Read More My 3 Sentence Book Review: Born a Crime
One day, Zimbabwe moved on from Robert, and into the arms of his former best friend. And why wouldn’t she? He is the one that came to her rescue and pried her from Robert’s arms. Many people were elated, excited that she had finally been yanked away from her abuser. They said, “Finally, she can […]Read More Life After Robert
A Netflix Guide to Activism & Change We live in a very complex world. It’s as beautiful as it is ugly, as hopeful as it is depressing, and as light as it is dark. We find ourselves trying to make sense of it; and when we do, our next struggled is trying to figure out […]Read More A Netflix Guide to Activism & Change
I’ve never shied away from talking about my battle with depression and anxiety. Triggered by my mother’s passing away, I’ve fought through the highs and lows and shared my story through that journey. And the reason I share these stories is to always stress this point: therapy saved me, and it can save you or […]Read More Zimbabwe: A Conversation About Mental Illness, Stigma, and How We Can Do Better
As the dust settles and the amber and ashes cool after days of violence in Zimbabwe, I took a step back to understand how we got here.Read More On Zimbabwe: A Quick Story of How We Embraced Violence