KING

I am homesick for the man that I call home. I am lovesick for a King that the Queen in me knows. I have loved the man you are meant to be, the man that I have known since they pillaged our land and abducted our children. Do you remember our people, even though they separated …

My Woman Was Raped & I Love Her

Editor’s Note: I have spent the year rejecting the shame and secrecy that society told me to feel about my own story, and engaging with people and organisations that are standing up for rape victims and standing against victim blaming. I have met some wonderful men and women who have shared secrets, fears and shame …

Wednesday

It was a Wednesday. Hump day. Hmph day, if you ask me. It was a Wednesday. As ordinary a Wednesday as has ever been, when he walked into my life. He said something nice and, feeling charitable, I replied. It was a Wednesday and I wasn’t expecting anything. Certainly not to meet the love of …

Angry (Black) Woman

A man I know told me that he saw anger in my writing and ever since then I have been angry. I am in the midst of awakening the woman I have always been. She is angry. She is angry at the society that taught her to reach for anything and achieve everything, but judges …

Top Ten Reasons Why I’m Still Single

Relationship status: single. If I am honest, this is more of a problem for other people than it is for me. I can’t understand why these men don’t see how wonderful my daughter is. I’ve been thinking about that sentence ever since my mother casually dropped it into our conversation a few weeks ago. In …