Category: Health

It is okay to not be okay

Mental Wellness Can we all please take mental health more seriously? Thank you to Naomi Osaka and Simone Biles for making the world easier for those struggling mentally. We thank them for showing us that it is okay to not be okay.🙌🙌💪💪

Rise

Pboenix ‘Reduced to ashesLife’s flaming tongue licks with gleeLike a Phoenix, rise!’ ❤️&🕯Aweni

Positivity

Keep being positive through all the crazy and weird.Remember to stay safe too. Don those store bought or self made masks. ❤️&Aweni

Let’s work together

Coronavirus is real and can have devastating consequences especially in vulnerable people. Despite this knowledge, we must not cower in fear. Instead, we must live and thrive as well as pay attention to our hygiene now more than ever. Let's protect our own. Let's all do this. Let's conquer this blimey virus. Together, we will … Continue reading Let’s work together

Preventing COVID-19

Moth path

The moth seeks moon light But is tricked by lesser lights Quick death beckoning Ife sat outside all evening wrapped in her flowery satin house coat after she had put Emeka to sleep. She watched moths fly towards the fluorescent garden light, kissing the glow of the lamp again and again until they fell onto … Continue reading Moth path

Dark place

Onye rolled in dirty gritty slime. She locked herself in this dark space, devoid of air, every time she remembered his hands on her body. She peered through the thick storm windows at the other Onye, her hands lingering on the frame. Unable to reach her, she could only wish she was her as she … Continue reading Dark place

Watermelon girl

Enid tricked this girl Golliwogs were just her dolls Come alive in books The world woke her up 'Watermelon lips' she's called Glass ceilings in place Her heart's untarnished Though obvious ills unspoken Assail her daily Her lips and skin speak "Watermelon girl, you're 'spesh'!" Leave the unread be ❤Aweni Image and poetry ©Aweni Adams … Continue reading Watermelon girl

Never give up!

    "Giving up is not an option!" Mother's words echoed as I reached my breaking point. Her words from many years ago became a lifeline that pulled me back to reality. Her darks eyes had held mine unwaveringly as she said them, urging me to never forget. Now, I must muster the strength to survive … Continue reading Never give up!

Do not stand still!

I was the poster child of success. I don't mean the kind of success most of us desire these days. Ergo, fat bank accounts, fast cars and big houses are not what I'm talking about. I mean the kind of success where you have never failed. Never failed a test. Never failed an exam. Never failed … Continue reading Do not stand still!