12 lessons from Aunty Ayado that helped me thrive while in Jo’burg

Today is the special birthday of a very special woman in my life! Without her I would not miss Johannesburg as much as I do. In celebration, I would like to share some precious life lessons she taught me. These lessons were mostly learnt from watching the way she lived her life as well as…

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9 lessons from homeschooling my sisters

The day was Sunday the 15th of March; while I dropped my sister, the boarder, back to school the president announced the closure of all schools on account of COVID-19. We picked her books and returned home shooketh to the core. This is also the day I had planned to leave for South Africa to…

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Purple Hibiscus Aunts

Ah! Purple Hibiscus aunts, you mamas are my unsung sheroes and for your sake I will break down purple Hibiscus aunt because I don’t think you even notice that you are it. Purple Hibiscus aunt, a term I came up with after I read Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda. Now, moment of silence to celebrate and…

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Crushing ice

Today I remembered this amazing evening: My girlfriends and I finally decide to chat away the evening at good ol’ Patapata. So here we are sipping on our deception drinks. Okay pause, I need to explain deception drinks:  ‘Deception drinks’ a term coined by me after Wonsun brought to our attention the use of ice…

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Make your shoes

Dearest T-Noy, They will tell you you have big shoes to fill. That your big sister did this and this and that and sometimes it will scare you and sometimes it will encourage you. I know because for a long time my life was about filling big shoes. I wanted to fill the big shoes of…

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