Tag "Self Love"

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THE OTHER SIDE OF MIDNIGHT

So, this is a follow-up to my story, Going Through The Valley Of The Shadow Of Hell. So much has happened since that story was published and I want to

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Waka Pass Diaries (No Shame)

May 23 During my journey of self-ownership, I read something somewhere where it was written: “When you refuse to see the shame in something about you, then you take away

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THE FIRST STEP IS TO TELL YOURSELF THE TRUTH

Last year, I was following the #HowIResist campaign, and I remember going through some of the declarations and seeing myself in the words of all these people who were contributing

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TO THE LIVES WELL SPENT

Recently, I went to see my maternal grandmother. And as I sat with her, I watched, a bit sadly, as she struggled to remember me. Yes, she’s aged 90-plus years

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Ariana Grande’s ‘Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored’ has a gay twist

Ariana Grande dropped the video for Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored yesterday (8 February). The third single is off her latest album, Thank U, Next, which she dropped

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IT IS WHO WE ARE

I had just finished secondary school at the time and my mum gifted me with an internet-enabled phone. I was thoroughly excited by this gift, as it was my first

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THE GREATEST GIFT

Life is very painful, isn’t it? I ask how you are doing, you smile and give me the typical Nigerian answer. “I’m fine”, in between large gulps of Lagos lagoon

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WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?

I came into last year, 2017, with a renewed sense of self and a determination to no longer be apologetic with my sexuality. The reasoning that governed me was simple:

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AS I LIVE: 4 (Unexpected Beautiful II)

I am not afraid of anything in this moment. I cannot think of anything else. Somehow I feel normal. Maybe it is the incessant kissing Jesse is showering on me

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BEFORE I DIE: 6 (Be Good To Yourself)

My douche never leaves my bathroom. I have two of them. The stationary one in my bathroom, and the mobile one in my bag. All those times Batman Mum searched