The Shallow End

Dating apps are the worst inventions ever and I’ve never cared for them. But on this fateful Friday evening, the universe seemed to have other plans in store for me. I was tired of reading the endless research journals splayed before me. They were slowly beginning to morph into what looked like ancient hieroglyphics and … Continue reading The Shallow End

My Struggles With Selective Mutism

There is this popular belief that people who speak less and listen more are usually wiser. I wish I could attribute my being quiet to being a blue-eyed, silver-haired sage. Unfortunately, it's not so. You see, what I am is a child who has a fear of speaking. Contrary to what I've made myself believe, … Continue reading My Struggles With Selective Mutism

How Wokeness is Ruining Us

First of all, let me start by saying it is suuuch a good time to be alive. A time where voices are rising above the status quo, where people are no longer living the because-that’s-how-it-has-been-done life. A time where Nigerian youths are finally coming into the conscious awareness that they can actually speak (and think) … Continue reading How Wokeness is Ruining Us

Have I Been Dating Wrong?

I was riding with an older (non biological) sister one morning when she asked if I knew where we were. I looked around and answered in the negative. She went, "Ahn, ahn? Yemi! Didn't you go to Unilag." I laughed and told her I didn't go out much when I was in school. "So how … Continue reading Have I Been Dating Wrong?

And this is Goodbye

"I'm walking away..." *in Craig David's voice* Hello! My name is Yemi, your favorite four-eyed wonder. In Sam Smith's words, "I'm way too good at goodbyes". However, fret not. Goodbyes are not always the end but first, let's take a walk back in time The Genesis I never intended to start a blog. Like, never. … Continue reading And this is Goodbye

Me and My Big Mouth

I remember when the first wave of (millennial) feminism hit the shores of Nigeria. A lot of (misguided) women not really having a full grasp of what its was about saw it as an anti-men propaganda. It was like a platform for which women came to express their grievances. A free-for-all. Make-it-rain. Champagne shower. Whatever … Continue reading Me and My Big Mouth

KATE

I chopped the runner beans into tiny bits as I hummed along to James Arthur's 'Say you won't let go." Today was a special day and here I was sweating away, preparing my favorite dish; pasta with spicy curry and chicken sauce. The aroma of pasta boiling on the cooker mixed intricately with that of … Continue reading KATE

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The Love Doctor

With a flick of the switch, light flooded the house as I dropped my purse and kicked off my shoes by the coffee table. Damn stilettos. My feet hurt from walking in them for a long time. But the physical pain I felt was nothing compared to the emotional pain I was feeling from Evans … Continue reading The Love Doctor

Before I Die…

From the moment we had our first cry to the moment we'd take our last breath, everything that transpires in between that dash is sort of a time-filler. While we only get to do this life once (except you decide to reincarnate as a tree) and no one knows just how much time has been … Continue reading Before I Die…