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17
May

O Jewa Ke Eng

By Lorraine Wangari Since January we have had quite a number of twitter trends of different topics, however, there was one that really caught my attention. This is a question which asks O Jewa Ke Eng? This question is in the Sesotho language and it means what is eating you up? Since the O Jewa Ke Eng trend which started

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17
Apr

The Effect of #IfikieWazazi Hashtag on Teens’ and Parents’ Mental Health

By Stephen Siloma I came to learn about the #IfikieWazazi hashtag three days later and like most people, I was never pleased with what I saw. I scrolled through the many harsh tweets and critical tweeps who said everything negative and condemned these young teens having moments of their lifetimes. While not endorsing the content these young people posted and

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10
Oct

My Depression Story

I was raised in a family that made sure to include ‘I love you’ in every conversation. My friends knew the best places to party and I was in a happy relationship. People like me can’t get depressed right? Well, we don’t get to pick who suffers and who doesn’t. Depression is a master with a mind of its own.

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9
Oct

The Story Of Jackson Munia

Jackson Munia had a family of two children and a wonderful wife. He loved his family dearly and never missed an opportunity to show them off.  It was habitual for him to introduce them to his business partners and friends. Jackson treated his children like royalty. Although he provided for their every need, supported all their dreams and celebrated even

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28
Sep

You Look Tired

By Sheila Nkirote “You look tired.”  This is the unsolicited observation that I get from people in my life who think there’s value in pointing out the obvious.  I get this from people a lot.  My rushed makeup routine, if I get to do it at all, does little for my dark, bloodshot eyes.  My skin and hair are greasy

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21
Sep

Behind Closed Doors

By Nelly Wairimu I adjusted my dark glasses and walked out of the car. It had been three years and somehow I felt strong enough to revisit my past. I crossed my fingers that no one would recognize me. I opened the cold, metallic cemetery gate and took slow deliberate steps along the pathway. I can’t really describe what I

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6
Sep

Depressed

Something is eating you up, it chews your joy, your wit and your willpower. It slowly drains your drive to do things and the yearning to create, to innovate or mend. You lose taste in the things you loved to do. You no longer have an appetite for food; not the junk you fancied nor the special from your favorite

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