I have a few friends I keep in touch with weekly and one of such friends is Kwadwo - he is the person I normally go to when I want to see things from a male’s perspective. I bounce ideas off him because he is unbiased in his views and is not easily intimidated to … Continue reading How does abuse in relationships really start?
Month: Oct 2020
Must every woman carry and bear children to be a mother?
A few weeks ago when I wrote about leaving an abusive relationship, I touched on a few cultural expectations in marriage and how the woman seemed to be blamed when a marriage goes wrong. Another dimension to this is when the marriage produces no children it is automatically assumed that this is the fault of … Continue reading Must every woman carry and bear children to be a mother?
Friends today, Enemies tomorrow!
Due to covid-19, I have not had a chance to socialise much with friends and I believe this is the case for many friends across the world. A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to meet with a few friends - we shared a meal and updated each other on what was happening in … Continue reading Friends today, Enemies tomorrow!
Why are we mean to other people’s children?
A common saying in my language roughly translates - 'to be a mother, one must carry a baby to truly qualify'. This week, the world witnessed the tragedy of Chrissy Teigen losing a pregnancy and I could not help but think of the heartbreak of losing a child and in her case candidly inviting in … Continue reading Why are we mean to other people’s children?