My pain, my process; the journey of my life

By Temitope Omogbolagun Receiving the invite from Moyinoluwa, I wondered what exactly I would write my gratitude on from the numerous things happening in my life. Right before my eyes, my life has continued to amaze me, in fact, I am dazed at the dawning of each day about the wonders that ooze out of…

Miniature Gratitude: Life and Light

By Damola Morenikeji It’s 6pm and I had just hugged my new friend, Fritz, as he left for an appointment. The hug was warm and humane. It warmed my heart and prepared me for the night. We had just talked about how we may improve the learning experience and culture of an international organization we…

Milk and Honey – Excerpts

Book by rupi kaur   ***I read this incredible book this week and I fell I love with it. I enjoyed the simplicity of the words and the depths of feelings that they bring. I enjoyed how sharp they expose the pains, yet soothes. I love how empowered I felt as a woman from the words…

Miniature Gratitude: My thoughtful names

By Moyinoluwa Okunloye Here in my part of the world, names are often given to children based on circumstances around the birth of the child or even, the feelings of the parents and family members at the time. But my names hardly gave anything away about the circumstances surrounding my birth. My names proved to…

“Don’t look farther than today”

By Moyinoluwa Okunloye A while ago, I was having a chat with my friend and we were going on and on about plans and the many things we had to do for the week. Just talking about it was so overwhelming that he had to acknowledge how packed the week was going to be. And…

Miniature Gratitude: The Bliss of BOREDOM

By Moyinoluwa Okunloye For some time now, I have lived in the busy city of Lagos working, living, thriving and enjoying the city with some of the best people in the world. Now, I love my job (I really do) because it avail me the opportunity to work with the best boss on the planet…

I am going to CRY!!!

By Moyinoluwa Okunloye I think I am going to shed tears the first I have to talk about my marriage. I don’t know if every single ladies think that, but I am saying mine out loud. I am going to shed tears of joy for finally getting married to my best friend, but I will shed…

From one addict to another: Friends

By Oluwafemi Fadiya “Guy please lend me 10k, I really need to make a trip”, he said that night, obviously distressed. I didn’t quite have the money, but I had to find a way.  You see, that had always been my pride, or problem, depending on how you view human relationships. That need to always…

From one addict to another: Shame (Part 2)

By Inyang Edoho   (CONTINUED FROM THE PREVIOUS POST) Later, years after floating around and trying to just live, struggling with the thought of self-harm, attempting to shut down by ingesting about forty or fifty tablets of multivites, I found the father side of God and while that doesn’t have to make sense to anyone,…

“Sunny day at the beach”

Moyinoluwa Okunloye I am thankful for everything. Today, I look back and I remember all the mountains that I have climbed, the valleys where I have fallen and I discovered that they all got me to where I am. I am thankful to the STORYTELLER who keeps on adding more twists to the plot of…