Because being skinny is not any easier

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‘I’m beautiful because Mama says so,’ I exhale staring at the black near-anorexic image in the mirror and tie my braids in a bun. Maybe if I keep repeating that, I’ll eventually believe it. Suddenly, it dawns on me that Kwenin is waiting in the driveway so I hurry up and meet him with a hug, not too tight. He doesn’t stop babbling about Kafui’s new instagram picture. All his comments are like little needles pricking my healing wound. ‘She’s thick and curvy and everything I can’t be,’ I concede. Continue reading

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To my blue bird (Poem)

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It’s beautiful the way you kiss and hold me tight

It’s beautiful the way you apologise first after every fight

Sometimes i wish i could give you more than all of me

Maybe in future i’ll buy you the world, just wait and see

Blue bird blue bird how much do you love me?

Blue bird blue bird how far will you go for me?

Tell me stories, cry to me, open up and let me see you

Boy, don’t worry don’t be sorry

I’l still love you through and through

(c) Nana Adoma Asare Adei

My music favourites|Ghanaian songs + New artistes

I’m writing this with all my heart. These Ghanaian artistes are working hard and doing amazing. These people deserve to be heard! They are huge stars in the making. You should be grateful to me for this post because in future when they are big you too can say that “I knew them when they started out small”. Trust me, that’s a great privilege because I’m talking big WORLDWIDE.

Without further ado, let me bless your ears and most importantly your hearts with these great songs. These are my personal favorite songs by my personal favorite new artistes.  Continue reading

If People Were Views…

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GIRL CLOAKED IN NIGHT

If people were views, my friends would be breathtaking. They’d be cliffs overlooking black oceans, light going through frozen glass waves. I could get to know forest fires, have conversations with constellations in the night sky, casually pass by green glaciers and hold hands with a city’s skyline at dusk.

I would want to be Merlot splattered over a tinted window, overlooking shadowed skies. I envision myself as a bunch of wildflowers, slightly crushed, tilted in a tall vase. A pool of water gathered at the top of a marbled boulder, or boot tracks in soft dirt, nearly hidden by bejeweled foliage, leading the way to an adventure, or dust filtering lazily through multicolored fractions of sun in front of glass stained windows.

But I am none of those. I’m the moon, glowing cloud grey and eclipsed every so often, set against a background of inky velvet.

Hey there lovely…

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Love you into sin| Short story

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Have you ever met someone who makes you forget your morals? I mean, you forget that your mother told you to make sure no one but your husband squeezes the fruits of your chest. Or that your virginity is only for your husband to break. Or that you have to make sure no other man comes close to your garden of lilies. Have you felt so deeply ‘in love’ that you don’t care if the other person loves you back? Like, “Hey, I have enough love for you and I, okay?”

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I’m a ‘good girl’, I haven’t drank, smoked, gone clubbing, or had sex. I have no extra piercings, I don’t wear anklets and I’m even too scared to think of getting a tattoo. This is not entirely because I don’t want to. Well, it’s because I’m told those are for the ‘bad girls’ to do. Nobody likes the ‘bad girls’. Apparently, the boys who sleep around with the ‘bad girls’ always come back for the ‘good girls’ like me. What Who am I?

The girl your African mother wants you to be. Continue reading

Two days, no bra| by Kyerekua

Flesh-Like flowers, O my breasts: how rich you are in voluptuousness! 

My breasts in my hands, what lack you of softness, 

and of mellow warmth and of youthful perfume? 

By Pierre Louys

To Her Breasts

26.09.17

 On this amazing note, I’m going to tell you about my rather short no bra journey.  It’s been two days since I let my chest babies loose. 48 beautiful hours of self-love and confidence, guys.  I’ve always loved the feeling of having my not so huge cherries dancing freely but I’ve never really had the guts to attend lectures bra free. 

After watching too many videos of Dua Lipa and falling absolutely in love with her fashion style, I decided to bite the bullet because why not? Now, here I am in class typing this with these babies at peace. Continue reading

‘I Origins’ appreciation post

[2.09.17] I spent about 1 hour and 50 minutes engrossed in a pure work of art. I watched one of the most amazing movies I’ve ever seen. This movie was produced in 2014 and I’m happy I had the opportunity to watch it this year though I’m late. The end of the movie left me in tears, literally.

I have never seen a movie blend science and religion in such a brilliant manner. Honestly, I don’t expect a lot of people to hold the same opinion. It depends on the type of movies you enjoy, really. If you love you some action and thriller then I’m sorry. Even though the movie is thrilling, it isn’t full of a lot of fist fights and butt kicks which I think is good. Continue reading

Why I love being in the same room with my friends |Pentagon Hostel

The new school year has began, guys. I arrived in school yesterday ( 1.09.17) to begin another semester. This year, however, I’m sharing the same room with my friends from my high school! I know you’re supposed to make new friends in uni and learn to tolerate and appreciate different people from different backgrounds, I know. But I didn’t quite enjoy being in the same room with very different people last year. (My old roommates were nice people ngl) You know, it just didn’t help my social anxiety.

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I miss my blog! (Leave your links pls!)

I know it’s been a while, I mean a looong while. I’ve gone on a rather long hiatus which I didn’t plan btw. There were times I was itching to share certain things with you guys on my blog but I just didn’t. Sigh

I was actually hoping that I’ll come back with a BANG! But see, here I am writing this rather simple post. Okay, so this post is basically me trying to say that I’m back, I’m fine and there are more good things in store. 🙂  Continue reading

Life update: |Deferring from Law to Journalism?

Guys, I’m at serious crossroads right now. Quite a lot has happened to me even though I haven’t gone anywhere or done anything. So, I’ve been thinking about deferring my course. Studying law in the university of Ghana is not easy, at all. Sometimes, it’s like your results don’t reflect your hard work which is very discouraging. Since I’m not entirely sure I want to be a lawyer by profession, I feel like I’m just wasting my time. Without enough interest in the course, studying it is mentally, emotionally and physically draining. Admissions into the Ghana Institute of Journalism have been finalized so I’ll have to wait until next year to apply which will mean that I’m going to be 2 years behind my friends. I don’t really care though. So I have to decide what to do… Continue reading