Exposure

There is a kind of exposure that we are taught to aspire to and accept as superior. The exposure that comes with knowing and understanding the evil nature of man and his equally terrible intentions towards you. The exposure that says life is evil and you have to suffer a while before you attain a…

How to Guard Against Writing Anxiety and Likeability

This is a sequel to my last post: Writing Anxiety and Likeability. If you haven’t read it, please do. It will provide context and a sort of perspective for this post. Here are some tips to help you guard against writing anxiety and likeability 1. Locate your writing voiceWhen you read Chimamanda Ngozi-Adichie’s writings, what…

Writing Anxiety and Likeability

I love that this blog means different things at different times and yet is one thing but encompasses a whole lot. I love that it is a recycle bin or better still a reservoir. A place where I off load my thoughts so I can breathe more calmly and be somewhat mentally light. I love…

On Introspection and Becoming

You interact with people everyday, the stranger you greet on the street out of social etiquette, the gate man at work who is old enough to father and mother you, the receptionist who barely acknowledges your presence, the colleague who is as much friend as she is a snitch. With every interaction did you ask…