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.

#TheBYJOLAAGuide to Self-Publishing

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

HIGHER | #FaithDiaries

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

Bonded

By Taffie's Space She had always resented the possibility of becoming a cliché but had no qualms with admitting she had found her soulmate. The concept of a soulmate and all that came with it, was something she had always thought would be foreign to her. She remembered reaching out, craving the feeling but her … Continue reading Bonded

It’s Still Not ‘Just’ Hair| Being Black S2 E5

Welcome to Black History Month! This month is a period of time for black people to be celebrated, have our achievements acknowledged and our culture appreciated, not appropriated. Cultural appropriation | noun the unacknowledged or inappropriate adoption of the customs, practices, ideas, etc. of one people or society by members of another and typically more … Continue reading It’s Still Not ‘Just’ Hair| Being Black S2 E5

ADRIAN’S LANE: The Conclusion

‘…We had a deal! We had a freaking deal, Adi you dimwit, and you dying on me is not a part of that deal! So, you better wake up before I smack the life out of you…’. Bernice was clearly distraught; this was the love of her life lying in front of her on life … Continue reading ADRIAN’S LANE: The Conclusion