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Learning to Love Yourself- My Love/Hate/Love Hair Affair

January 22, 2016

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I did something very cool this week. I started the week by cutting my hair short. In my life, this should not be a big deal. I’ve had short hair of varying lengths for the past 8 years. I had really really short hair, punk cuts, and mohawks but this particular cut was a big […]

Lagos, where it’s still a thrill to be gay

September 23, 2015

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I wrote something fun for True Africa Even in religiously conservative countries like the US, same-sex marriage is legal. Things are different in Nigeria. But despite laws, the threat of imprisonment and the death penalty, gay life in that country is pumping. If you’ve lived in Lagos you probably already know this, but just in […]

The Closet Is Not Your Friend

April 7, 2015

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I used to think that the closet was just a mythical bad place that people struggled to break out of until I encountered some situations that have painted it as a safe haven where other folks plan to live and die in. Some people will do whatever it takes to remain firmly in the closet. […]

Would You Get A Beard?

October 14, 2013

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To put it simply, out here in Nigeria no one takes you seriously if you’re a young woman who is of marriageable age but is unmarried. Some people consider you unlucky; others see you as unserious. I watched a TV show yesterday on Ebony Life TV called Girl Talk. It’s a bunch of women sitting around […]