A Rediscovery

This happens to be my first post of the year, and it comes close to five months after my last post. I have felt a disconnect from writing for a while now, but it has more to do with a disconnect from myself more than anything else. Truth be told I haven't known what it…

Gakenia

This previous weekend, I travelled upcountry, to my mother's side. She comes from Kahuti, in Kangema sub county. A place that holds such fond memories for me growing up. Those of you who've read my previous works know a bit about the place. My sister and I had gone to say hi to grandma. The…

Purity

#guest post Writer; anonymous What’s your virginity worth to you? I learnt something new today, dry humping. As in no dick penetration but yes cozy in his arms, heavily petting, no shirt on just my briefs, maybe probably almost had an orgasm; yes! I’ve been having sex then. Funny right, all this time I thought…

Note to Self

This is a note to self. A self which has undergone bouts of dark days coupled with heartaches. I’m calling them aches because breaks are kinda different. That pain that you can’t even sleep at night. You state into the empty space full of darkness as you feel numb, unable to cry because even tears…

Kūhoya irūa

Story time😁😂 So in my culture, when boys are about to transition from 'boyhood to manhood', there's a tradition called kūhoya irūa. It's literal translation is 'borrowing the circumcision'😂😂😂The boy in question has to go to his mama (Kikuyu for one's mother's brother; I really hope you got that😂) and 'ask for permission' to go…

Body Shaming

She's so insecureShe don't make love with the lights on so insecure she don't wanna talk about it no... The definition of body shaming is the practice of making critical, potentially humiliating comments about a person's body size or weight. Recently, a friend of mine,for purposes of anonymity, let's call her Clarissa,was body shamed by…

Dear Future Wife,

Image courtesy of Pinterest Dear Future Wife, I hope you’re keeping safe during this global pandemicI wouldn’t want to lose you prematurely😁Before we build the life that I’ve envisioned for the both of usIt’s been a shitty period, with all these travel restrictions (tough times)Pardon my French, I will curse from time to time… but…

Raw, Uncensored

I think I need help,I'm drowning in my head... Lyrics to a song that I've resonated to for the past 3 or so years of my life. Let's digress kidogo. There's a panga I like, very sharp, very efficient. I love using it. It always feels like an extension of my arm whenever I'm using…

Guest Writer; Anonymous I have never had it easy. I don’t want to be ungrateful and say all I have experienced is suffering. No. On the contrary, I’ve come from a well to do family. I’ve gone to the best of schools, never have I asked for financial assistance that I didn’t get. I’ve eaten…