How Play Heals Me – #WinterABC2022 (Day 21)

This simple act of playfulness is very rejuvenating for me as I find that whatever stress or exhaustion I feel magically disappears. It is especially rewarding when i get a customer to join-in in the dance. The laughter that comes from watching terrible dancing is healing.

The Cycle Of Pain – #WinterABC2022 (Day 13)

One of the less talked-about effects of sexual abuse on victims is that they are likely to abuse sex, and probably go on to sexually abuse others - knowingly or unknowingly.

This African Woman – #WinterABC2022 (Day 12)

The prompt for stories of awareness week is "African Women" but I want to talk about this African woman 'A weaker vessel' They say she is A barrier breaker She truly is With un-natural determination Her followed instincts Very natural With uneducated efforts She educates her child This African woman A mother Our hope With … Continue reading This African Woman – #WinterABC2022 (Day 12)

My Autistic Child – #WinterABC2022 (Day 11)

I would hold him close to me and ask God to forgive me if I had sinned. I would cry in the night asking God to transfer the burden to me and let my son be a normal boy just like his friends

The Unseen Child – #WinterABC2022 (Day 10)

Autistism is not a diseases. No need to cure it. Autistic people experience the world differently. Autism is a spectrum. This means no one condition is the same as the next

Hug The Hugger – #WinterABC2022 (Day 9)

Have you stopped to think about these people? Have the following questions ever crossed your mind? Who hugs the hugger when they need a hug? Who listens to that good listener when they feel like talking to someone? Who counsels the counsellor? In short, who does for them what they do for us?

Nkalamu The Lion Cries – #WinterABC2022 (Day 8)

"Until the Lion begins to write; the story will always glorify the hunter," said Chimbwi the hyena. "What do you think, Chimbwi? You think I haven't tried?" Nkalamu asked in a shaky voice. "But you're a Lion, Nkalamu! Show courage and try again," retorted Chimbwi. Nkalamu the Lion found a spot up the tree where … Continue reading Nkalamu The Lion Cries – #WinterABC2022 (Day 8)

Our Community – #WinterABC2022 (Day 7)

You want to know what connects us in Africa? It is the imbedded sense of community in our various cultures - irrespective of our nationalities. Harambe and Ujamaa are two non-english words (Swahili) we learnt at schools in Zambia which meant "extended family" and "coming together" respectively. These words were taught when introducing is to … Continue reading Our Community – #WinterABC2022 (Day 7)

A Different Africa – #WinterABC2022 (Day 6)

"Until the Lion begins to write; the story will glorify the hunter." This proverb prompts me to show the other side of Africa that is never shown in the western media. Our good side can only be fully told and shown by us Africans. The western media shows the bad side because it is almost the only time they come over to cover Africa

Home Of The Child Soldier – #WinterABC2022 (Day 5)

Because of it's trusting and accommodating people, Africa today has another type of child soldiers. Our children are captured early in schools and programmed to think and act a certain way based on what their little minds are fed by the powers that be