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
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 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.
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
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
Have we become like the biblical triple ‘S’- Like Solomon, giving our self-made idols prominence over God and bowing to the pressures of the rest of the world to deviate from God. Or perhaps more like Saul, enjoying the spoils of the earth while ignoring the will of God or maybe our type is more … Continue reading HIGHER | #FaithDiaries
Why didn't my age take a break when the world was on a break? I need an apology because where exactly is it running to?
Osi Elame (Contents & Operations Director, BYJOLAA) relays the message of what being black means to him through ‘Mother Nature’.
I’m really excited to announce the #ForBlackByBlackInitiative, through which I would be starting the ‘Employability Series’. This is not another one of your ‘How to get a Job in 30 days’ series, I promise (🤣). I like to think of this as a ‘behind-the-scenes’ of getting a job series; so all things self-awareness, market awareness … Continue reading The Employability Series: #ForBlackByBlackInitiative
There is panic and there is panic. January 2020, I was in panic. I had started reading articles about the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China. I live in a flat with a few people and two of them had been to China for Christmas. I didn’t know what part of China they lived or visited. … Continue reading The Thing About… Panic