NdiliQhawe: 16 years later, I found confidence

Growing up I had a small body and so I suffered from an inferiority complex, I saw myself as insignificant and I doubted my capabilities and failed to realize that dynamites come in small packages, I always thought that others people were better than me and always...

#TabooThursday: Zimbabwean taboos tied to Culture

Zimbabwe is a landlocked African country situated in the south of Africa. It has a population of roughly 14 million people, has 16 languages, and about 7 religions. Although Christianity is the main religion and being introduced by the Portuguese in the 16th century,...

I TERMINATED: LEGALIZE ABORTIONS, IT’S A BASIC HUMAN RIGHT

I’ve had two abortions all below the age of 18, why you ask? I lacked basic sex education because it's quite the taboo to educate young people about sex in Malawi. The first time I got pregnant it took me about five weeks to realize I am pregnant, I and my...

THE REAL REASON WHY YOU ARE STILL SINGLE

Girl look at him. I mean really look at him. Don’t be afraid, I've been there too. You know that man is a good man, that's why you're friends. You worry that his compliments are because he’s biased because he’s your friend. I'm here to tell you it's real. He takes...

What it really means to live abroad.

One day in class, a guy I thought was insanely beautiful asked me if I wanted to give him “head.” At the time of my life, I was scared to ask questions because I didn’t want to be branded as a FOB (fresh off the boat- someone who just landed abroad). Up until that...

Life as a foreigner in South Africa.

I remember the day I got to the Beitbridge border post. As night fell I could see the beauty of the lights across the border, in Musina. My Canaan, right there. To this day I can never put the feeling I had into words. Some can say I had it easy. I had a relative...

3 IMPORTANT THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES AND YOUR RELATIONSHIPS

  The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate is a book that was written by Gary Chapman in 1992. Since then, it has revolutionized the way relationships work. In simple terms, it just explains how people are different in how they...

NdiliQhawe : Poetry conquered Suicide

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Z9D7257/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1#customerReviews The road to being a warrior is riddled with harsh words, statements and actions, usually done to you and when you least expect it.'You are not good enough''I never...

NdiliQhawe: A pregnancy scare, flu from hell, dreams & one Amanda

For as long as I could remember I was always doing something. Always dreaming, building, and wanting something bigger. As a really little kid, this involved taking care of grasshoppers. I was maybe 10 and I would keep them in a pencil case with grass, some water, and...
I ABORTED & IT SAVED MY LIFE

I ABORTED & IT SAVED MY LIFE

My period was 4 days late and it was never late. The sore breasts, the puking, the cramps, although these were all symptoms I faced whenever I was on my period anyway. Not to mention the fatigue these past few days. I checked my calendar for the hundredth time before...

7 Reasons Why Living in a Foreign Country is Hard

7 Reasons Why Living in a Foreign Country is Hard

Living abroad sounds exciting. It is exciting. I’m Zambian and my home is Zambia. When an opportunity came for me to leave Zambia, I grabbed it with both hands. I currently live in Malaysia and I have been here for the last three years. When people find out I don’t...

Impact Factor: where can I make a difference?

Impact Factor: where can I make a difference?

On paper, my life in America seemed outstanding.  In 2014, I was a tenured associate professor at one of the best medical schools in the nation, living in a big house on the hill; I was a paragon of privilege.  Inside, though, I was crumbling.  I felt...

Life as a foreigner in South Africa.

Life as a foreigner in South Africa.

I remember the day I got to the Beitbridge border post. As night fell I could see the beauty of the lights across the border, in Musina. My Canaan, right there. To this day I can never put the feeling I had into words. Some can say I had it easy. I had a relative...