The Mindset

Mindset Mother always tells me “look at the mirror, that is potential, you have all it takes Grace, all it takes to be great”. I never understood, I thought it was another of those things she likes to exaggerate about. My reflection, potential? how? I was dark skinned, skinny, straight and freckled. How can any [...]

Odd places to get writing ideas from

Odd places to get writing ideas from this year Hello writers! It’s a new year, therefore I’m sure (and is completely expected that) you have your writing projects and goals all lined up for you. However, sometimes you’ll find you have a subject matter to write but have not the wherewithal to(aye, sounds like me!); [...]

If I had an HYMEN

Throwback Tuesday #boychildday #savetheboychild #boysarenotstones #Nov11th I found the phrase I jotted a month ago (and forgot) which will now become the title of this poem. I know it's celebrated and past but... I couldn't resist the urge to write something on it. I'm in love with this title so I still very much intend [...]

Imperfection is bae

The idea that someone should be a certain way, behave a certain way doesn't necessitate they have to be it in an extreme way. I, for one, thinks there shouldn't be no such yard stick for measurement as good or bad.We're humans, made of emotions, most times conflicting. It depends on situations, circumstances or the [...]

The things people don’t say..

The words Cleave on to the roof tops of my mouth Out, from the fortress of my mind From the warmth of my hearts arse Naked, unashamed, into the spotlight Exposed to the eyes of scavengers Fangs of predators Devoured, devalued Food for prejudice, criticism This power that wields no force left in the hands [...]

Feminism (April, 2016)

Today I'm going to share my first poem ever, yeah I know, it's taken so much courage to do this, not that I ain't proud of my first poem or I don't feel it nice enough to post; something about it just made me feel I'm exposing a part of myself to the world. Sounds [...]