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THE RANSOM, DISSECTED (50 words about my favourite dark places)

delusions for beauty. pleasant discomfort for pain. eating for discontentment. aposematic coloration for truth. embodying abominable corners of species, cowardice kidnaps displeased, dissatisfied, discouraged dream. trading, or is it misconstruing, venom for medicine, confusion for empathy, coveting for love and self-preservation for greatness? and the total cost: vanity for freedom. Advertisements

My Apology

My Apology

Westgate Mall, 21 September 2013. More than 36 hours since I saw the headlines, I still found myself expecting it to make sense. When I woke up the following morning and realized it wasn’t just a bad dream, there had to be another explanation. I had only three simple questions: Who would do this? How? … Continue reading

Investing in Girls and Women

Investing in Girls and Women

For a few days, I had been toying with the idea of entering a photography competition for Women Deliver. The theme was “Invest in girls and women – it pays” and the prize was a full scholarship to attend the third Women Deliver Conference in Kuala Lumpur. I had a few good shots from around … Continue reading

Goodbye 2012, Hello 2013

Goodbye 2012, Hello 2013

2012 was NOT the year I got engaged / married / pregnant, and I only came remotely close to finding my dream job … So I’m guessing it wasn’t meant to be. BUT. At least half of my facebook “friends” did, and I “like”d it. And I started a blog. And I went to Mauritius on an … Continue reading

Back to School

Back to School

In keeping with blogging etiquette it seems I should explain the recent boringness / stagnation of my young blog. But I don’t feel like it. In fact, I did one really cool and blogworthy thing during my hiatus that I will share, as soon as I iron out all my rookie mistakes. However, if I was apologizing, I … Continue reading

Conflict and Vicious Cycles

Conflict and Vicious Cycles

“52 people were hacked to death or burnt alive, among them 13 children and 42 women.  Some 100 houses were reduced to ashes, 300 head of cattle killed, and 1,000 people displaced in the Pokomo retaliation attack on the Orma [for the killings of 2 Pokomo farmers a week before]”. “In Mandera County, six more … Continue reading