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Being more

This week I’m contemplating what it means to have a brand and what I want mine to be. It is not going well. I like Kente cloth and African prints done in Danish wax. I’m gong NUTS with African Fashion on Tumblr.       How to translate these into a brand is going to … Continue reading

Breakthrough…

Let’s start with the side note. One of my old blogs seems to get tons of traffic every day simply because I have a picture of a broken heart on it. Would I be remiss in putting that same image here to get clicks? Hmmmmm…. On a more serious note, I think something someone said … Continue reading

Weekly Unnamed Post

Ooooooooooooooh surfing! 1. Recently, a young person grappled with the Theory of Evolution. These are her very eloquent thoughts. 2. Have you ever considered that the sexist characteristic applied to an entire gender (in this case, women) could be used as tools of manipulation? 3. When I watched cartoons that suggested the future will be … Continue reading

Getting Political

Gabby Douglas! YAY! Dumb tweeters… may molten rock find you wherever you are and BURN everything that is you. It is no secret that I am very feminist, exceedingly Afrocentric and strong proponent of natural hair. I wear mine in box braids or twists and just let my hair do what it is going to … Continue reading

Writing in Obscurity

You know what I mean. Day after day we labour over text, reading and re-reading it, editing, making major plot changes, reading it again… We don’t complain because we love it. The sound of the tap tap of the keyboard, the roll of the mouse roller thingy as you read the paragraph you just wrote, … Continue reading

What I’m thinking today

I love brown people. When I see them on the street my heart lifts, I want to catch their eye, say hello, wish them well that day and leave them with good feelings about someone else. When my father visits the West, he will point and say “Hey, look! A Mukiga!” (we are bakiga, the … Continue reading

Music Inspiration

I’m always looking for great new music to inspire me while I write. After all, I can’t always rely on ambient sounds to generate the mood I desire. Some writers require absolute silence in order to be able to think. I’m not one of those. Music is in my veins, and if I was more … Continue reading