It is said that, “a dog is a man’s best friend”. My question is, what is the man to a dog?
Where I am, almost everyone is a pet owner. Also, people here have a different pet-human relationship that I did not grow up seeing. Thus, I prefer not to adapt to their kind of pet owner. The biggest reason I keep pets at bay is that my living space is small. Oh, yes, veterinary services and pet food costs are beyond my current financial means.
On my way out today, it was a sunny day not to step out…
I am from Southern Africa, the Kingdom of Eswatini located between The Republic of South Africa and Mozambique. https://medium.com/know-thyself-heal-thyself/swaziland-was-not-a-place-name-only-2ebee8e3bb3d
I enjoyed a happy childhood. I belong to a blended family of twelve. Our parents provided for us the best they could, and we are indebted to them. I am the eleventh child and a mother to one, my eight-year-old daughter with whom I am so fortunate to wake up next to each day.https://winningmindset123letsgo.medium.com/there-is-always-a-lot-more-than-meets-the-eye-time-surely-will-tell-51dcdfa4e556
Raising African children outside the home is challenging. As a result, I have become involved in social justice and equality for all, as long as possible. Mothering…
The saying that “it never rains but pours” holds for most Southern African states as late January 2021, Tropical Cyclone Eloise first caused widespread damage and heavy flooding in central Mozambique. The storm displaced more than 16,000 people in several countries in southeastern Africa, destroyed about 17,000 houses, and killed more than ten people, according to earthobservatory.nasa.gov. I think this is catastrophic: given that most countries are grappling with the national emergency related to Covid-19. Worse, this nightmare has enveloped all areas of underdeveloped countries, which seems to have hit the community in all directions.
Someone may ask, what might…
Today’s writing was inspired by our Wednesday prompt. It read: “How many of the people I fantasize about already exist in some way in my present reality.”
Dad, my sisters, my nieces, my uncles, cousins, aunties, friends, and community members…….. did you really have to leave us here?
Almost every day, I wonder how you are.
I miss you so much not a day goes by without you crossing my mind.
I do have plenty of questions about why you left so early, so young and so full of life.
I still can not normalize that we are separated, I…
In the spiritual, cultural, and traditional ways of understanding in Southern Africa, children are born with a clear mission. These societies consciously pay attention to their pregnancy milestones.
Why? Because it is understood that the fetus speaks. In this way, children are born into expectant families who had months of pre-planning to enable the newborn’s life purpose.
Particularly with sons and kings or chief heirs, dreams, prophecy, or revelations are believed to convey the birth stories of these members. This reality is related to the fact that the clans in the areas are patriarchal, ruled by kings and chiefs. …
In today’s article, I speak about Mr. Shona Ferguson. I thought I would highlight his inspirational story since today is his birthday. Not only that, he is relatable on many levels, a rag to riches Southern African man who set personal goals and followed them with hard work. Brace yourselves.
According to Wikipedia, his full name is Aaron Arthur “Shona” Ferguson. He is a Motswana actor from Gaborone, Botswana. His date of birth is April 30, 1972 (age 49 years).
Shona is a dream come true. As early as 1992, this man worked as a club DJ…
Knowledge is power, and every day is an opportunity to learn and educate. As a newbie in Canada, I had very little knowledge about hair care. All I knew was to go to the hair salon and consume processed hair products. Thanks to diaspora life, my eyes have seen the light. Are you ready to join me to see how to use fresh homemade products and daily food to better care for our crown?
My Caribbean friend took a glance at my hair and decided that I needed schooling. I was so shocked when she pointed me to the kitchen…
The Republic Of South Africa
As per Wikipedia:
“The country is officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA). Its population is about fifty-nine million people. Correspondingly, it is the world’s twenty-third most populous nation. It boasts of 1,221,037 square kilometres (471,445 square miles) landmass. It is no wonder that RSA has three capital cities, Pretoria, Bloemfontein, and Cape Town. Johannesburg is the largest city, with the most African indigenous population living there. The country is vibrant with African ethnicities. As well as Asians, predominantly from India, Europeans, and the rest. RSA borders The Kingdom of Eswatini, of Lesotho, Botswana, Namibia…
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Whose job is it, really, to find out if one’s solitude is enjoyable? Or better yet, when do we worry about being alone?
On any given day, these are two thorny issues. Yet, since we are all in forced isolation, they may become “lifeguards”. That said, who are we to ponder into the next person’s frame of mind with clear intentions of evaluating if they are happy lonesome people rather than depressed.
In the current lockdown existence, we may not readily be neighbourly anymore. Prior, we could visit for a chat and to borrow sugar. From in-person interactions, casual and…
I am of southern African descent living in Ottawa, Canada. My academic qualifications are law, human rights and social justice, global action and engagement.