Tag "Depression"

Series (Non-Fiction) 6 Comments

MY NAME IS DIMEJI (Part 5)

Secondary school was horrible, my goodness. It was not a good place at all. It was quite literally the place where my soul went to die. My secondary school experience

Series (Non-Fiction) 8 Comments

MY NAME IS DIMEJI (Part 4)

Previously on MY NAME IS DIMEJI… * Remember Uzo? The guy I was escaping to Kaduna to stay with? Well, after my mother read our messages, she sent him a

Series (Non-Fiction) 10 Comments

MY NAME IS DIMEJI

EDITOR’S NOTE: Remember the hit three-part miniseries, Finding Dimeji (Read HERE, HERE and HERE)? Well, Dimeji is finally speaking his truth, and here is the beginning of his story. *

Our Stories 13 Comments

TO BE DELIVERED IN THE NAME OF GOD (PART 2)

Previously on TO BE DELIVERED IN THE NAME OF GOD… * After a few days, my mother had them all ready, and we returned to the church. Not long after we

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DAMAGED (Part 2)

Previously on DAMAGED… * My first week in the hostel was nice. All my classmates were nice to me. They visited my room often to see me. The ones that

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A Tiny Glimmer Of Hope

It was profoundly tough for me to write this, but I guess this is the only way I can find some release. My parents got divorced when I was just

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IF I HAD TO WRITE A SUICIDE NOTE

I am not going to kill myself. Not yet, at least. But if I make up my mind to do that, I would write a suicide note. If I had

Poetry 3 Comments

Closet

The Closet, So cold, so closed, no air. My secret, Keep, I must. Two-spirited, Almost lost my self. Two faceted, I feel like a traitor. Years passing before my eyes

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THE JOURNEY THROUGH HOMOSEXUALITY

Denial is the first stage of grief. It’s also often the first response to realizing that one is homosexual. Acceptance is the last stage of grief, if one ever does

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Lessons Learned From ‘She Called Me Woman’ (Entry 15)

LESSON 15 From the chapter, ‘To Anyone Being Hated, Be Strong’, BM has this to say: “To anyone who is battling and being hated, I tell them to be strong.