A term as a teacher

“What’s it like to be a teacher, Miss?” I scoffed at the eight year old girl who randomly asked this question as we walked to class. “Tiring!”, I replied too quickly, immediately feeling guilty. I tried to recover by giving a more inspiring reply to this young curious mind… I was tired, though. It was … More A term as a teacher

Have trouble sleeping? Here’s how to create your own bedtime routine

Do you find it hard to wind down at the end of the day? Like no matter how tired you are, you avoid going to bed until late at night? When I get home after a day of duty, I seek my alone time. Until this section of the day is fulfilled, I cannot bring … More Have trouble sleeping? Here’s how to create your own bedtime routine

What you need to know if you are working in a different culture to your own

Culture is an invisible filter that impacts our outlook onto the world. It has aspects that are obvious to us and many more other aspects that are unseen. We become most aware about our own culture when it collides with another. We must be ready to recognise that people may have a different filter to … More What you need to know if you are working in a different culture to your own

My Maasai sisters

During my 3 months volunteering in Kenya, I met some very special women who I will remember the rest of my life. Whether we meet in person again or not, I know we have touched each other forever. Women who are strong. Women who hold their families together. Women who are leaders. Women who have … More My Maasai sisters

Pieces of People

I love to see the pieces of people that they see as extra, unimportant, frivolous. The pieces at the end of their CV or those that don’t even make it in there because that person doesn’t recognise these parts of themselves as interesting or valuable. I love the pieces that come after traditional labels and … More Pieces of People

A mediocre girl

I am mediocre. I am mediocre at art. I am mediocre at dance. I am borderline terrible at singing. I am mediocre at running. I am horrid at painting my nails. I have no idea if I am any good at writing. I am mediocre at photography and videos. I am mediocre at effort. I … More A mediocre girl