Diamond in The Rough: The Inspiring Story of A Paper Recycler

Diamond in The Rough: The Inspiring Story of A Paper Recycler “My name is Babatunde Peter. I am a graduate of Osun state polytechnic. I worked with skye bank for 2 years as a contract staff befo...

#Flashbackfriday My First Date in Secondary School, it wasn’t what I thought it would be.

Ding! Ding! Ding! I heard the loud tintinnabulation of the bell and immediately jumped from my seat as I ran to the kiosk like all other students who wanted to beat the queue. I had skipped breakfast,...

Don’t Let Promotion Anxiety Derail Your Career

Many of us dream about the moment when we get that longed-for promotion. Imagine that it’s yours: a great step up the career ladder, huge responsibility, a bigger team and a whopping pay rise. It al...

A moment that changed me – the death of my sister and the grief that followed

In August, my younger sister Lucy died. She was only 32 years old and the light of our lives. We knew it was coming, not quite as quickly as it did, but she had advanced cancer, so her days were numb...

#ThrowbackThursday Mauritius Travel Diary Day 3: Hammam Bath Is Naked Bath

  It was Spa time, I have always wanted to do the Hammam (Turkish Bath) so there I was, ready in my bikini top and bottom as advised. First, I had to go to the steam room. Everyone in the steam r...

Being Short Has Many Advantages. Stop The Insecurities

I’ve spent years dealing with people pointing out my height, leaning on my shoulders, telling me how “cute” I am, and suggesting I am actually up to ten years younger than I really am. I’ve be...

I Discovered My Father Was A Prostitute After He Died

My dad’s name is Jack. John, really, but the nickname “Jack” stuck with him throughout his life. As a transgendered woman, he then became Jackie. Let’s just say that my brother and sisters rea...

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I HAVE A BABY….. LET ME EXPLAIN… I’ve been working my butt off in recent past trying to keep two jobs and be excellent at both. After doing the job, I delayed letting you see it because ...

#FlahbackFriday Yemi My Lover: The Kiss That Melted My World

Even though I didn’t have a choice, I hated taking the bus not only because it wasn’t comfortable: The stench, mixture of body fluids, men conveniently but pretentiously rubbing their thig...

Getting my dream job after years of unemployment changed my mindset completely

10 years ago today, I lost my job. I was a statistic amongst many in 2008. I remember driving home from my meeting and crying my eyes out. I called my Dad and shared the news. I had no idea how I was ...

To Anyone Who Struggles With “Letting Go”

A few weeks ago I snapped that photo above, outside of my sister’s house, and shared it on social media. I captioned it with this quote: “the trees are about to show us how lovely it is to let dea...

Breast ‘Cancer Was The Best Thing to Happen To Me’: Survivor, Edo-abasi Mcgee Recalls Battle

“Happy birthday to me. I turned 34 today… I am documenting this to remind me that I have to take care of myself. I am just doing the small things I enjoy to celebrate the year, which is a pretty...

Tips To Survive Postpartum Depression And Love Your Baby Wholly

There’s no single reason why some new mothers develop postpartum depression and others don’t, but a number of interrelated causes and risk factors are believed to contribute to the problem. My rap...

My rapist is not sorry, Forgiveness and freedom might just be overrated after all.

Today I’m very hurt and angry at myself, here’s why. 8 years ago, I lost my virginity to a sexual predator, I was only 17 at the time and was on my own for the first time ever, in a comple...

Single parent? Here are some tips for raising a child alone

Child rearing can be difficult under any circumstances. Without a partner, the stakes are higher. As a single parent, you might have sole responsibility for all aspects of day-to-day child care. Being...

My Friend’s Husband Molested Me. Now I Feel Guilty Because I Do Not Know How To Tell Her

I want to get and seek knowledge from doctors about my state of health. I am a rape victim, it happened when I was 11 years old, now I am 22. I am about to lose my mind and I am scared. At the same t...

Why You Can’t Expect People To Treat You As Good As You Treat Them

We’ve all been there in a situation where you give a person your 100 percent best. You put everything into them and you would do anything for them. You’re there when they need you, you’re kind e...

My mother is a self-made career woman but until recently, she was the most stingy person I ever knew

My mother is a self-made career woman with a lot of money in her bank account. It wasn’t until recently that I found she’s actually a millionaire. She’s also the most stingy person I know. It mo...

Despite All I Tried, My Son Has Inherited His Father’s Bad Genes

I’m so unhappy. I have put in so much effort and resources to see my son becomes better and responsible in future. My life/ well being/ career is stagnant all because I want the best for him. ...