Decriminalising Drugs

Often times when the topic of decriminalisation of drugs come up, many debates are rooted in our own experiences and less so the detrimental effects that criminalisation has on marginalised communities, women, young people, farmers etc, not to mention that addiction is a real disorder and should be treated as such.

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Black Joy Is Resistance

Joy for a black person is political. Deciding that in spite of everything that is thrown at you, you still deserve that moment of light heartedness without guilt is an act of self love and preservation. It’s political when you don’t let the system break your spirit.

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Self-Care Tips For When You’re Feeling Overwhelmed By The Feed

It’s been a really tough 5 months and I don’t know what else to do than to try and put my mind to good use and be of value in the midst of a lot of noise and outrage online. Race-based trauma & stress are real. This is a serious public health issue and can trigger depression, anxiety, inability to sleep, apathy and avoidance. So I put this list together for us all to know how to take care of yourself and each other.

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So this Covid-19?

One person sneezes and everyone’s faces grimace, eyes shoot daggers and all of a sudden someone has been labelled patient zero by tourists and travellers who most likely know nothing about virology, epidemiology or public health. This was the scene travelling in the past week, and it’s interesting to say the least.

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None of this makes sense…it never does.

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#MindfulMondays: The 365 Day Challenge

Shukri Janagale is an educator, artist and entrepeneur who embarked on a 365 day art challenge in 2019. We had a chat about the challenges and obstacles she faced, the learning lessons she took away and how it can be applied to all of our lives.

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The Concept of Virginity Needs to Disappear…Expeditiously

Next week (12-14 Nov) is the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25, which is the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development which was held in Cairo in the 90s, which brought together 179 governments to put together and action plan on how to set out to empower women and girls for their sake, and for the benefit of their families, communities and nations.Now in Nairobi anyone who is anybody in the realm of population, development and the rights of girls and women (approx. 7000 people) will arrive in Nairobi to commit to accelerating the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030, in particular those to do with: Read More