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Same sport, different game

Two teams opposing sides playing the same sport, same rules but not the same game. It’s a beautiful game football, a simple game with speed strength power and agility utilising Newtons laws. 204 more words


Unwritten Rules

There comes a certain time in everyone’s existence when they come to the cold, hard realization that they are now expected to have their life together. 577 more words

A Day In The (Average) Life

Your Nigeria Is Not My Nigeria.

Stereotyping when done in words and not in deed, doesn’t bug me; bear with me, I have my reasons. One of which is: I believe stereotyping raises a lot of very important questions and if we still have questions, then we do not have the answer yet. 1,417 more words


Surprised by Disability

This essay appeared in the Winter 2013 issue of Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics, a journal published by Johns Hopkins University. The issue’s theme was “living with the label ‘disability.'” As the issue is no longer in print, I am sharing the essay here. 2,148 more words


Living The Skin I'm In

People will judge you based on speculation but God loves you with the evidence. – Kimberly Jones Pothier

When I watch the news, read my news feed, read the comments on social media fear crosses my heart with icy feet.

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Bi-cultural Families: Creating your own standard of beauty. Daughter Edition

My daughters will be in a unique position in this world. One shared by many other daughters from bi-cultural families. My daughter will need to create their own standard of beauty and believe in it with all their mite. 467 more words


Strong Female Characters: Coraline

For those of you that don’t know, Coraline is the main character of Neil Gaiman’s 2002 novel, Coraline (the clue’s in the name). The plot revolves around a young girl who moves into a new house with her family only to discover that it’s also inhabited by a truly terrifying supernatural creature who looks just like Coraline’s mother, only with buttons sewn over her eyes. 2,335 more words