Period shaming? STOP IT

A few days ago, a 14 year old pupil allegedly committed suicide after she was allegedly humiliated by her female teacher for soiling her dress after menses. This story hit the headlines and conversations about period shaming emerged. Her story unfortunately isn't a unique. Now, Period shaming is not a foreign term in Kenya and … Continue reading Period shaming? STOP IT

OVERCOMING IMPOSTOR SYNDROME

very time I was called on in class, I was sure that I was about to embarrass myself. Every time I took a test, I was sure that it had gone badly. And every time I didn’t embarrass myself — or even excelled — I believed that I had fooled everyone yet again. One day soon, the jig would be up … This phenomenon of capable people being plagued by self-doubt has a name — the impostorsyndrome. Both men and women are susceptible to the impostor syndrome, but women tend to experience it more intensely and be more limited by it.

FACTS ABOUT AUGUST THAT YOU DIDN’T KNOW

Do you know the Origin of August? August is the eighth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars, and the fifth of seven months to have a length of 31 days. The name of the month was changed to August in honor of Augustus Caesar in 8 BCE.  It was originally named Sextilis in Latin because it was the sixth … Continue reading FACTS ABOUT AUGUST THAT YOU DIDN’T KNOW

MY THOUGHTS ON HEARTBREAKS

Everyone gets their heart broken at some point in life. It's not a good experience but it's an experience we have all had to deal with in life. How one chooses to deal with it is what makes or breaks them. NB.. I am not a relationship coach . I am writing from my perspective … Continue reading MY THOUGHTS ON HEARTBREAKS

BOOKS I ENJOYED READING THIS YEAR

“For one who reads, there is no limit to the number of lives that may be lived, for fiction, biography, and history offer an inexhaustible number of lives in many parts of the world, in all periods of time.”  ― Louis L'Amour These are some of my favorite reads this year. Should you want a copy … Continue reading BOOKS I ENJOYED READING THIS YEAR