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My Mother’s Prayer

A dedication to my rock, my anchor. My mother’s prayers Palms clasped with many hopes Eyes sealed with visions Bended knees carrying my weight Praising lips singing hymns   My mother’s prayers Open as a soaring field Faith dashing across hills Wherever I am Wherever she goes Wrapped in her petition To the God To the…

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Make It Happen

“The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.” — Roseanne Barr Make it happen That is the theme Another year, another ‘one’ day Celebrating women’s achievements Calling for equality Make it happen They say Though you and I know That she is beyond a day That she…

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“Intimacy” & domestic violence

It was two weeks ago – a casual Friday night. My friends and I exited a restaurant where we were having a meal to head to our next destination where a few meters away a young woman is screaming and crying as the man accompanying her attempts to drag her fallen body. She yells continuously…

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Nightmares that Eat You Alive

A dedication to Hanna Lalango and many other victims and survivors of gender based violence. (Audio recording included). When darkness swallows light And the predators come out in day or night And a girl and a woman’s plight Begin to dim along with everyone’s sight   When a perpetrator casts his demonic gaze When families…

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An Open Letter to H.E. Tedros Adhanom

Your Excellency, Dr. Tedros. I trust and hope this message finds you well among many i am sure. I write this to you as a disheartened citizen who is heartbroken by the manifestation of the latest violence committed against a 16 year old female student – Hana Lalango. As you may well be aware of…