Memories flood and for a moment I’m out of breath, remembering how he’d hold me down and force himself on me. Remembering how sometimes I’d stare at the ceiling and pretend I was dead just so I couldn’t feel anything. The most painful memory, one that plagued me everyday, one which has become a nightmare … Continue reading RAGE | THE JOLA DIARIES
Letting people know there are things they can and cannot do is a form of love. You are keeping hatred and malice from brewing in a relationship and instead respecting each other’s needs. And you’re also protecting yourself because boundaries help you to be your true authentic self and not a people pleaser. You do things that are best for you and avoid things that are draining and make you uncomfortable.
Going back to creation and how sin entered the world when Adam and Eve ate of the tree of Good and Evil, and God asked Adam why he ate of the tree. His first instinct was to blame Eve, and from then on the blame game began. As human beings when caught in a wrong, … Continue reading The Blame GAME | Faith Diaries #3
Disclaimer: I am not an IP lawyer/ professional, I merely studied the practical side of Intellectual Property during my Legal Practice Course (LPC). So you’ve taken the leap and actually started creating and sharing your content (Congratulations!). And because we're all about being very intentional with the content we produce and share, it's important to … Continue reading Intellectual Property Protection as a Creative
We're told that opportunities are everywhere but we just have to look to see them. I agree that if you look hard enough, you'll see the opportunities surrounding you. But it doesn't just stop at opening your eyes and your mind wide enough to see these opportunities, you also have to put yourself out there. … Continue reading Resting Is Not Quitting
By Anjola 2 years. That’s how long it’s been since we’d been apart. Over the course of that time, we’d drifted apart and attempted to get closer again, but never once reaching the closeness we used to have. For days, I’d wished for this moment- a time when we could finally get what we used … Continue reading Two Years.
By Fatima Mohammed Yours might be sandyand mine might be muddy.Hers might be filled with cacti and thorns,while his might be through a rainforest. It's because you can navigate desertsand I know how to skillfully move through the mud.She turns the thorns into tools,while he knows the workings of rainforests. Every path is different.Comparing yours … Continue reading We’re Treading Different Paths.
Friday (12/02/21)Eyes barely open, I trudge my way to the bathroom to urinate- silly of me to drink two sachets of water before taking a nap, but the weather was so hot. Dragging myself back to bed-its 3: 20 pm, I still have 10 minutes before my alarm goes off and ample time to get … Continue reading Scribbles#2: Just One Hug
By Anjola The first time I properly understood the true meaning of this word, I was listening to a song, ‘Placebo’ by a Korean rap group, ‘3RACHA’. Only as time progressed, resulting in an epiphany of listening to their lyrics on this song, I came to realise they weren’t merely musicians, but analysts and researchers. Why? The degree of … Continue reading PLACEBO
By Anjola Labels. It’s what we put on everyone, it’s what we define others and ourselves by. Labels. It’s how our society works. The principle it’s unconsciously guided by, because people need a name, category or class to understand things. My skirt is too short. I’m a slut. My skirt is too long. I’m a prude My blouse is too cut low and … Continue reading IDENTIFY