Kenya is a deeply traditional and patriarchal society. In patriarchy, we create misogyny - where men think they are better than women, stronger than women, smarter than women, deserve more than women. Entitled. In a society where many women are marching towards equality and equity, the female becomes the male’s enemy number 1. And women...
I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times. In life after life, in age after age, forever. My spellbound heart has made and remade the necklace of songs, That you take as a gift, wear round your neck in your many forms, In life after life, in age after age, forever.
Ronald Chepkwony was only 16 years old when his dad died. He narrates the story of being a privileged child, being bankrupted by disease and leading a non-privileged, grief-stricken adulthood. He starts by telling us about his childhood, a distant father, who did not show any emotion and […]
Two days ago, a 16-year-old high school boy stabbed his mother’s boyfriend to death in Kericho County. Apparently, he asked him “what are you doing here? You are not my father!?” His mother is widowed, so she was not having an affair. This also means that the boy […]
“There is a solace in breaking our silence. A strength of spirit when sharing our truth. It all starts with the choice to live on the other side of victim.” Christine Macdonald In honor of living on the other side of victim, this weekend, the ladies at Growth […]
You know how you spent days, weeks, nights, weekends – months and years – consistently doing things to make someone stay with you? You missed a chance to go to college – because you were afraid they would not miss you. Afraid that if you left, they would […]
We go on and on about support systems – the people who help us stay upright and heal when we would rather lie down in a dark room and disappear from life’s unceasing glare. But WHO are these people? HOW are we supposed to pick the best for […]
Or dysfunction made in hell…? Have you seen, or experienced, a ‘marriage’ that has droven its honoured and honourable members to the grave? Or to madness? I have. Imagine my friend from high school *Lucy. She has been with *Boss for 15 years. They have 2 children together […]
There is this thin line between regular positive stress, chronic stress and depression. Positive stress can egg you on to positive action. Chronic stress can paralyze your ability to make decisions and depression definitely blinds you to your options, making it impossible to make a decision. Usually, we […]