Random Thoughts

#31. Trying – and failing – to make sense of body shaming/fat shaming in Ghanaian Society “Every Ghanaian woman has some sort of body issues” – Nana Ashanti To be clear: Advising people who are clearly struggling with weight gain issues in a diplomatic manner is a necessary evil – obesity and complications arising from […]

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ABORTION AND THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT – YES, I’VE BEEN THERE (NOT THE ABORTION PART)

Originally posted on The Grief Relief Blog:
Yes, I’ve been there before. No, I’m not referring to needing an abortion. I’m talking about being a former member of the religious right (AKA Evangelical Christian Conservatives) who believed it was our place and duty to deny each woman their right to choose between carrying and terminating…

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Lest I Forget…….

March 25th to March 29th 2019 was a hectic work week…and a hectic news week. In Ghana, there was the kenkey party to celebrate the strengthening of the cedi and the announcement of a bipartisan committee to look into why the currency keeps struggling and flailing the way it does; the passage of the Right […]

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Finding God In Strange Places

#21. Why am I fasting again? Another year, another Lenten season. This time last year I gave up coffee for Lent. It was a deliberate action that forced me to be more responsible about my sleeping habits (because I didn’t have the caffeine kick to rely on) and to make the conscious effort to be […]

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#MondaysPepper

Do you know the most dangerous phrase a young, impressionable, single woman can hear? The ignorance that drips in this statement is enough to fry all my brain cells…and it’s also enough to raise the hairs on my arms. Let’s dissect it, shall we? Firstly, our society’s obsession with pressuring women to get married is […]

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2018, thanks for everything

I’m teary-eyed as I reminisce over 2018. This year has been everything and then some. I did the usual “loving and losing” but this year I didn’t just cry, I GREW through every situation. I spoke life into my life and every aspect of it. I learnt to love myself and everything about myself. I […]

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Gratitude Diaries #61

Yaay! It’s November!! And as I celebrate the first day of the month (and my big sister’s birthday) I want to take a minute to share all the things I am thankful for from October. Ideally, this should be a “One Day – One Blessing” sort of thing, but I’m sure I’ll start fudging stuff. […]

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