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Is love supposed to break you?

As I drove into my parent’s driveway I allowed myself to be human and vulnerable. There was no pretending that I was okay, it was time to cry, to scream, to hear my heart crumbling into pieces, and to wait for my parents to say “but Tanya we warned you”. Ubucwebe is fast asleep andContinue reading “Is love supposed to break you?”

The big decision

Hey lovies, your favorite blogger is back. Today marks the beginning of 16 days of activism against gender-based violence. Remember love shouldn’t hurt. Have a restful week❤️❤️❤️❤️ I married Jabulani on a rainy December day surrounded by family and friends. My feet refused to move as I watched my soon-to-be husband smiling and letting aContinue reading “The big decision”

A book review: Tomorrow I become a woman

Author:Aiwanose OdafenCover rating: 4/5 Overall rating: 5/5Themes: family, love, religion, death marriage, wealth, friendship, gender-based violence, “The damage couldn’t be covered by makeup; the bruises were much too dark and the swellings were much too pronounced no matter how much ice I put on them”. What I learned from the book-Love can be toxic.-There isContinue reading “A book review: Tomorrow I become a woman”

A book review: The visit

Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Cover rating: 4/5Overall rating: 5/5Themes: family, marriage, masculinity, love, independence, marriage, wealth, friendship “Thirties? You must be joking. A man still without a wife at the age of twenty-eight is like that deflated piece of rubber—useless,” SummaryThe Visit is a story about Eze and Obinna who have been friends since theyContinue reading “A book review: The visit”

The uncalled-for questions series: Why I don’t have a boyfriend

Welcome to the last episode of the uncalled-for questions series. This is the last episode and I am hurt that the series has to come to an end. But I am forever grateful to the six women who chose to share their stories. Dear reader, I do hope that this series taught you something IContinue reading “The uncalled-for questions series: Why I don’t have a boyfriend”

The uncalled for questions series: Why are you not getting married?

Welcome to The Baobab. It’s the last week of the series. I hope you have learned a lot of lessons. A big thank you to everyone who took part in the series. I remember being a teenager and wishing I was an adult. Now, I am finally an adult and this phase is hard. NoContinue reading “The uncalled for questions series: Why are you not getting married?”