RAGE | THE JOLA DIARIES

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

Resting Is Not Quitting

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

Two Years.

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.

We’re Treading Different Paths.

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.

AN ODE TO 2020: Life During COVID

It was on a Friday news of the virus hit me for the first time. I was with friends when I started to get reports, calls and messages from family and friends in other locations. Reality didn’t hit until three days later when schools and all other public places began to shut down. Then it … Continue reading AN ODE TO 2020: Life During COVID

If Coloured, Mark RED! | Being Black S2 E4

It is common knowledge that home ownership is a significant factor and catalyst of wealth creation. Not only do homes serve as ‘safe’ long term investments, they also open doors (no pun intended) to home-owners to acquire loans which can later be used to pay off debts or children's education-- (however, this is generally advised as risky!). Unfortunately,black and ethnic minority communities in … Continue reading If Coloured, Mark RED! | Being Black S2 E4

Everything Has Changed…

2020 has been an rollercoaster, a warped mixture of both good and bad. This year has cornered us and whilst everyone is making an effort to remain positive and mimic some sense of normalcy, so many things still remain distorted. For most people, this year has disrupted both the mundane and any thrilling prospects they … Continue reading Everything Has Changed…

WHO YOU ARE | GUEST POST

by Kehinde Babatunde Nothing truly matters, but when did it ever?Every single utter, did it bring change, never?Searching for something that isn’t lost,Looking for someone that isn’t gone,A simple question, you can’t answer Who are you? Your own master?Because if you recall every decision and choiceWill you own up to them with your own voiceOr … Continue reading WHO YOU ARE | GUEST POST

MY FAVOURITE ‘SOCIAL ISSUES’ NOVELS

Here’s my top 10 social issues novel (of course with some bits of romance, because this girl is a hopeless romantic). 1. Patch Up & Fix Up- Stephanie Witter - Key Theme: Relationship/Domestic Violence and Abuse; Dealing with Grief; I read both patch up & fix up within 24 hours (and yes, I stayed up … Continue reading MY FAVOURITE ‘SOCIAL ISSUES’ NOVELS