In a society that constantly tells us what we should look like by setting unrealistic body standards, it is easier to struggle to love one’s self. The media can have a powerful influence on how we view our bodies. We are bombarded with images of the ‘ideal’ body type and advertisements sell the idea that everyone can achieve this ideal body type if we simply just put in the effort. We are conditioned to view our bodies as a project that must continuously be prodded and modified.
As a child in Nigeria, I was outspoken and opinionated. I had no filter, certainly didn't care who listened to what I had to say or how my words were interpreted. I remember my mum apologising to different people for something I had said. I also remember getting home and receiving all kinds of creative [...]
I remember one day during summer 2016. My mother and I were having a casual conversation which ventured into the realms of "you're now 20, you need to start looking for a husband. Where is your boyfriend?". As the only girl in the family, after my older brother clearly stated that marriage was a journey [...]
"Depression is a mystery even to those who suffer from it" - Matt Haig Depression is invisible. What makes it worse is that it is literally in your head. To the world, you might appear to be a well-functioning individual but in reality, you are in a state of mental turmoil. Depression is pain and [...]
Sexuality is always a hot topic. It seems like everyone has a lot to say about how everyone else should live their lives or if it's nature or nurture. What I find really interesting is how heterosexual people think they have the right to tell everyone else about their sexuality. Some days, face your front. [...]