Tag "Life"

Our Stories 6 Comments

COMING OUT IS SOMETIMES JUST THE BEGINNING

Coming out can be an incredibly freeing thing to experience. All those expectations that are placed on your life by family and friends, the lies you tell to thwart suspicion,

Our Stories 5 Comments

BECAUSE OF TOMORROW

I was 8 the very first time I prayed. I mean like really prayed. It wasn’t for lost crayons or primary school squabbles or anything. I had been having these

Series (Non-Fiction) 6 Comments

THE NEW NORMAL (Happy Week, Happy Life)

Coffee. I got a whiff of it as I walked through the front doors of the LUTH Cancer Centre. I glanced to my left and noticed there was a table

The Happenings 8 Comments

A Gay Father Resents His Son For Having The Freedom (To Be Out) That He Never Had

I have no idea if this Reddit story is old or recent, but it is such a compelling storyline that I felt I had to share. In what appears to

From The Net 2 Comments

Be Okay With Your Sexuality Defining You

Gay people are often pestered with this denigrating opinion, sometimes from heterosexual people and other times from fellow queer people, about “letting our sexuality define us.” There is often this

Series (Non-Fiction) 8 Comments

THE NEW NORMAL (The World Is My Oyster)

“Ninety-three thousand naira… Hmmm…” I was staring silently at the first invoice for chemo, and I was a little dazed. “I hear chemotherapy can be expensive,” Hawk said. “But are

Series (Non-Fiction) 16 Comments

THE NEW NORMAL (New Life, New Me)

It touched me, my chest. I am on the ground. “How did I get here?” I look down and I see there is a stain where it touched me. It’s

Our Stories 22 Comments

JUST LIKE OLIVER TWIST (A Chain Of Unhappiness)

EDITOR’S NOTE: The beginning part of this story, JUST LIKE OLIVER TWIST, was told back in January. And since then, there have been developments to the lives of the people

Our Stories 21 Comments

DAYS OF MY LIFE

As an effeminate child, I grew up having low self esteem and being insecure about how I looked. That, I think, came from the constant comparison with the other boy

Editor's Desk 10 Comments

25 Problems That All Beyoncé Fans (AKA The Beyhive) Can Relate To

Originally published on Capital Xtra   If you thought it was difficult being Queen Bey, try being one of her worshippers. Life as a member of the Beyhive must be