Prose Poetry: Whispered Thoughts from Exposed Houses

In many different settings Where I roam different houses I think back to several different lives   Small houses with few rooms A neighborhood where my skin blends in Though the snow and hail leaves me dreary, There is comfort among the writers, artists and activists Inspired and empowered, I move freely But I later […]

To the Nigerian Woman

To the Nigerian Woman, In spite of what our society and culture emphasizes, let’s remember, we are not solely defined by marital status. Marriage is a great bond and commitment made for lifelong companionship, not the ultimate conquest. For the mothers, regardless of what you hear, believe that having the girl first or only girls […]

DARK SKIN IS BEAUTIFUL

I notice that on my way to work, there’s quite a large advertisement for a Nivea product that will give your skin a lighter, fairer color. I’ve noticed that bleaching products, lightening creams are often taken as a norm. This can surprise and confuse me because in a country such as Nigeria, the majority is […]