Our Movement Was Made For This Moment {{VDay 2018}}

One out of three women worldwide will experience physical or sexual violence within their lifetime. One in 3.  The statistic alone is terrifying, yet in the wake of #MeToo, The Larry Nassar trial, pussy-grabbing Presidents and Weinstein's 'open secret' in Hollywood, it is no longer that hard to believe. Twenty years ago, when Eve Ensler … Continue reading Our Movement Was Made For This Moment {{VDay 2018}}

Tea and Consent

There should be no gray area when it comes to consent and sexual assault. And yet, when I found myself, once again, in an argument with a grown man who insisted and attempted to mansplain the 'grey area' of consent and the 'blurred lines' of rape, I found myself so filled with anger and disbelief … Continue reading Tea and Consent

On #metoo…

“I wish women didn’t have to rip our pasts open and show you everything and let you ogle our pain for you to believe us.” — Lindy West Bill Cosby, Woody Allen, Donald Trump, Harvey Weinstein - it is almost the same every time: A woman will come forward with accusations of sexual abuse, and … Continue reading On #metoo…

On flashbacks, intense emotions and grounding…

Flashbacks can be terrifying - they can feel like we are back in that place where pain and fear ruled. Flashbacks can be triggered by almost anything: smells; seeing an item or an image on television; being in a place; the words someone else uses. As awful as they are, flashbacks are in fact a … Continue reading On flashbacks, intense emotions and grounding…

Stargazer {Space Geek Post}

“I like the stars. It's the illusion of permanence, I think. I mean, they're always flaring up and caving in and going out. But from here, I can pretend...I can pretend that things last. I can pretend that lives last longer than moments. Gods come, and gods go. Mortals flicker and flash and fade. Worlds … Continue reading Stargazer {Space Geek Post}

On tragedy and a city in mourning…

The city I live in here in Tanzania is in mourning. Last weekend, 33 children, two teachers and a driver were killed in an horrific bus accident. The final year primary school pupils were on their way to sit their exams. All of those killed were from the same small village on the outskirts of … Continue reading On tragedy and a city in mourning…