Meet Gladys and her family. Gladys is a 14 year old girl who lost her key senses at the age of 3 after she got hit in the head with a stone from a playmate. She is wheelchair bound and has to depend on her mother and uncle for assistance with basic functions. She lost […]Read More Meet Gladys, She Needs Our Help
Like battle weary veterans, she and I would exchange love stories. Bruised and scarred by love’s many encounters, we would tell tales of how we endured in times of disappointment and heartache. These were often intriguing conversations that would sometimes spiral into bizarre but profound observations and epiphanies. Because you see, for every kiss, there […]Read More Glad It Happened, But Happy It’s Over
To friends, family and strangers alike in Zimbabwe, it is important to take all precautions necessary as this cholera outbreak begins to spread. Whether you’re drinking water or bathing, brushing your teeth or doing the dishes, take every step possible to make sure it is safe water. Here are a few precautions, courtesy of the […]Read More Zimbabwe Cholera Outbreak: 5 Basic Precautions to Take at Home & Out-and-About
Full disclosure: occasionally, I struggle with bouts of depression, anxiety, and insomnia. And so, I will be the first to admit that my negative perception of (my) life at certain moments has been amplified and greatly exaggerated by these episodes of mental vulnerability and exhaustion. The truth is, for most of us, life isn’t easy. […]Read More What is Happiness? And Where Do You Find It?
Bob Marley once sang “One good thing about music, when it hits you fell no pain”. There are songs that make your mind drift into day dreams and wonder endlessly in the corridors of your imagination; songs that make you tap your feet and bob your head with every kick of the snare drum and every […]Read More The Day I Met Michael Jackson
I’ve loved seeing the Black and Asian community get some much deserved attention with Black Panther and Crazy Rich Asians, and I’m certain there is something with an all Hispanic cast, director and story in the works, but the Native American representation, compared to other marginalized groups, in front of and behind the camera is […]Read More Black Panther, Crazy Rich Asians, and the Absence of the Native American
I am half Shona and half Ndebele, and I walk both worlds proudly. And so as you begin to read this, never accuse me of being biased or prejudiced towards either, because it will be so much easier for some to find an excuse to dismiss this conversation than to objectively digest its truth. People […]Read More Gukurahundi: Never Forget Zimbabwe’s Genocide