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BENT IN SOLITUDE

“Your journey has molded you for your greater good, and it was exactly what it needed to be. Don’t think you’ve lost time. There is no short-cutting to life. It took each and every situation you have encountered to bring you to the now. And now is right on time.”  – Asha Tyson Dear Beautiful Person, If you’re reading this, this is a letter of inspiration to you, to remind you that the things that…

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AN OPEN LETTER TO THOSE TRYING

“He who has a why to live for can bear almost any ‘how’.” ~Friedrich Nietzsche We all face situations that seem impossible from time to time. There are days I personally wake up and I don’t feel like getting out of bed because in my bubble, the warmth of my duvet and the chill air from the AC feels safer and more certain than the ‘real’ world. A large percentage of millennia’s have gone down…

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THE HAPPINESS PROJECT

Happiness is a choice, you can choose to be happy. There’s going to be stress in your life but it’s your choice whether you let it affect you or not – Valerie Bertinelli The pursuit of happiness is a race that unites human beings; regardless of age, race, color, sex, religious background, wealth status etc. most people just want to be happy and they spend their lives in the pursuit of this feeling that keeps…

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THE POWER OF CHANGE

“If nothing ever changed, there’d be no butterflies.” ~Unknown Once upon a time I was a little girl that had everything done for me, a magical life without care or responsibility; from the moment I opened my eyes I was fawned over, given a bath, dressed up, fed and taken care of; then I became a big girl and I had to move out of home, pursue formal education, chase dreams, find love and I…

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HOW TO DEAL WITH SITUATIONS WE HAVE NO CONTROL OVER

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. – Reinhold Niebuhr At an early age I learnt that it was a complete and utter waste of my time to worry about the things I have no control over, I also learnt to give anything I want 120% so that when I give up, it will be with the…

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THE S.L.A.Y FESTIVAL

“If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader.” – Unknown She Leads Africa is an initiative that supports African women and the name says it all. It’s a community that believes in the empowerment of African women and in their ability to be leaders in their chosen fields. When i read online that there was a She Leads…

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TO BE A STRONG WOMAN IN A THIRD WORLD COUNTRY IN 2017

“The woman who does not require validation from anyone is the most feared individual on the planet.” – Mohadesa Najumi Hi my name is Nwando, i’m a strong woman living in a third world country and i don’t require validation from anyone. I dance to the beat of my own drum, i have massive dreams for my life and i spend my days working towards making my dreams my reality, i work towards the creation…

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NEW YEAR, OLD ME

“Intentions and goals are tools for liberation. But when we use goal-chasing like a hammer, it can beat up our self-esteem, relationships and creativity.” – Danielle Laporte I’ve spent the last 24 hours waiting to feel different, to feel that turbo new advanced version of myself start to update because somehow we’ve been led to feel that the new year is this magical transition that wipes our past slates clean, renews us with the strength…

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GOODBYE 2016

19:15pm – 12/31/2016 It’s a few hours to an entirely new year and i’ve taken a break from my physical environment to dwell in isolation and reflect on the last 365 days. 2016 was the year that kept trying. It’s almost impossible to believe that everything i’ve been through this year fits into only 366 days. It was a year of a little bit of everything, a healthy combination of madness & sanity, success &…

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A DAY WITH UJU MARSHALL

  “The fear of old age should never stop anyone from pursuing what they really want to do” – Uju Marshall Nwobodoh Uju is what comes to mind when you think fierce, beautiful, successful woman that inspires other young women. As a very active working model that’s achieved a high level of success and is still looking to grow, Uju’s zeal and flare for life is very admirable to me; I met up with this…

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