Unexpectedly Grateful

Unexpectedly Grateful

In a few weeks 2019 will be done and dusted and we will be entering a new decade. When you look back at the last ten years of your life, what marks those years? Were they tough, knocking the wind out of you at each turn? Or was it a decade marked with growth? The [...]

Mind The Gap…Long Distance Relationships

Mind The Gap…Long Distance Relationships

Soul mates are not here solely to fulfill your rom-com fantasies. Most are here as teachers. And to help you see where you have given your power away or where you are not being authentic. Maryam Hasnaa After spending some time with my bestie, instead of crying on the journey back to South Africa, I [...]

It’s All Good

It’s All Good

Yesterday, I cried.I cried because I hurt. I cried because I was hurt.I cried because hurt has no place to goexcept deeper into the pain that caused it in the first place,and when it gets there, the hurt wakes you up.I cried because it was too late.I cried because it was time.I cried because my [...]

Let’s Stay Together: 5 Tips on Loving the One You’re With

Let’s Stay Together: 5 Tips on Loving the One You’re With

A couple of years ago while living in the UK, I was in a relationship with a sweet BUT just not right for me, man. He would say yes to everything I wanted, and I wanted to wear the pants. After a while it got tiring being the one who called the shots, what I [...]

Letters to All the (White) Boys I’ve Loved Before…

Letters to All the (White) Boys I’ve Loved Before…

DISCLAIMER: I've used the featured image for this post in another post on this blog where I spoke about something else that girls with melanin often struggle with...hair. If you want that post click here and it'll open in a new tab for your reading pleasure! Growing up, I never thought much about race but [...]