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Letters to Amara

Photo Credit: Freestocks.org Dear Amara, Today, I want you to know that before you were formed, you were loved. You were birthed in love and into love and nothing will ever change the fact that you Amara are a product of love. Your life was carefully thought out, a life of purpose, peace and direction.… Continue reading Letters to Amara

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Overthinking Chronicles – Refuting the lies with the truth

Image Credit: Gerd Altmann - Pixabay FEAR. If you are a human being like me, you have experienced the emotion of fear. This could come from your past experiences, things you've been told could happen or have happened, experiences that other people you know or have heard of have experienced, feelings of personal inadequacy, media… Continue reading Overthinking Chronicles – Refuting the lies with the truth

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AFRICANS IN VANCOUVER: FEHINTOLA (NIGERIA)

I sat down for an interview with Fehintola, a beautiful and intelligent lady from Nigeria. She has lived and studied in Vancouver, BC for over 6 years now and is a recent graduate, with a degree in Health Sciences from Simon Fraser University. She got a job at the University of British Columbia and loves… Continue reading AFRICANS IN VANCOUVER: FEHINTOLA (NIGERIA)

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Woman

Woman, how beautiful you are to behold Woman, how captivating is the strength you possess Woman, I'm emboldened by your presence Your desire to exist even in the worst of conditions Your ability to create gardens in waste places Your resilient, enterprising and dynamic nature Your courage to wake up everyday and just live your… Continue reading Woman

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Africans in Vancouver: Tafadzwa (Zimbabwe)

Tafadzwa is one of the first people I met, when I moved to Vancouver. She is quiet but fierce and I have watched her evolve into the dynamic woman that she is today. She is originally from Harare, Zimbabwe and moved to Vancouver, Canada over 6 years ago. In this interview, we discuss the reason… Continue reading Africans in Vancouver: Tafadzwa (Zimbabwe)

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25 Questions with Kassie

Is there a difference between brilliance, intelligence and wisdom? If I was to rank them, I'd say it goes from intelligence to brilliance and then wisdom. They are similar but they all have different in depth meanings. Can someone have wisdom without knowledge or without intelligence/brilliance? I don't think you can have wisdom without knowledge.… Continue reading 25 Questions with Kassie

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Mama

Nnọọ. I hope that was what the angels said to you when your soul arrived in heaven. "Nnọọ Mama, welcome." You were not my mother but you carried me. You were not my grandmother but you loved me. You were my grandfather's sister, fondly called Mama U by all who knew you. You suffered many… Continue reading Mama

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Africans in Vancouver: Mirelle (Egypt)

I sat down with Mirelle for an interview for the 'Africans in Vancouver' series. This lady is so delightful and I had so much fun during this interview. She is a free spirit with a beautiful voice and guitar skills that I low-key wish I possessed. She talks about her journey to Vancouver, her experiences… Continue reading Africans in Vancouver: Mirelle (Egypt)

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Africans in Vancouver: Anne-Marie (Zambia)

Meet Anne-Marie. A young, intelligent Zambian entrepreneur with aspirations to be a lawyer and who owns a small farm in her hometown where she grows veggies such as broccoli and tomatoes. I sat down with her for an interview for my 'Africans in Vancouver' series. She came to Vancouver at the age of 18 to… Continue reading Africans in Vancouver: Anne-Marie (Zambia)