Dear Culture!

I am Rwandan and I live with depression! Shhhh Never say that! Highly classified as an oxymoron this sentence is actually an open secret from me to you. Agahinda ntikica kagira mubi (Sadness does not kill it makes you UGLY)  Growing up, we have been taught to deal with pain and cope with anxiety and control…

Why you should not try to save anyone at all

When one takes the initiative to raise mental health awareness, he/she must not only focus on the medical progress; for we are living in a society where people have different mental illness conditions and the least we can do is to educate ourselves on how to deal with them the same way you would learn…

CATCH 22

My PIP (don’t try to understand) introduced me to the catch 22 theory! English is not my first language and if you knew me you’d know literature wasn’t one of my favorite classes either, am rather a number person (#$%3). That is why when my cousin teased me on PDA(public display of affection), i thought…

WERK, DON’T WORK.

Originally posted on gemstress:
“I just want you to find a good job, my daughter.” I’ve heard this phrase come out of my mother’s mouth more times than I’ve tried to perfect my twerk in the mirror. What she means to convey is that she wants me to be financially stable. Insurance, savings, something to…