“Man […] is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future. He lives as if he is never going to die and then dies having never really lived.” -The Dalai Lama. Have you noticed … Continue reading Experiencing The Now.
By Glory Ayara The rudimentary of a state is: ‘a nation or territory considered as an organised political community under one government’. The word I want to take from this definition is ‘considered’. One of the definitions of considered is believed --- so we can rephrase the definition of a state as ‘a territory believed … Continue reading Nigeria: A Faceless Territory
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
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
It is unfortunate to see the complete disdain and ‘otherness’ used in referring to Persons with Disabilities (PWD) in Nigeria. With Nigeria being party to the UN’s Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), it is important that we join other parts of the world in their efforts towards equality and inclusion of PWDs. This issue bears … Continue reading The Forgottens: A Short Expose on the Fate of Person’s with Disabilities in Nigeria.
At the beginning of 2020, I finally published my first novel after a year and a half of tirelessly working on the manuscript (Fun fact- I actually designed the cover🔥). It’s been exactly a year now, and in this first #BYJOLAAGuideTo..., I share my experience with self-publishing and four top tips if you’re ever thinking … Continue reading #TheBYJOLAAGuide to Self-Publishing
As you work from home, you may find it difficult to concentrate on work amidst the distractions. Unfortunately, leaving home to work in a public space is no option because you want to avoid contracting the virus. Let's face it: the pandemic is still very much around, so we have to learn to cope with … Continue reading Concentration Tips You Should Consider Using in 2021