This past week has had me on a rollercoaster of emotions. Pain. Anger. Sorrow. Frustration. Despair. From hearing people speak up about their ordeals in the hands of SARS operatives to seeing graphic images and watching horrifying videos of extra-judicial killings masterminded by this infamous unit, I have felt these emotions over and over again.
At first, I felt guilty for feeling all of these things because while it was clear that I needed a break, I honestly didn’t think I had a right to one. I thought it selfish to step back when there were people at the frontlines risking their lives. … More #EndSARS: My Experience as an Online Protester
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“Chidi laughs a lot” I heard someone say as I walked down the school staircase. I smiled sadly, if only what everyone thought was really true of Chidi, Chidi’s life will be a lot better. I am Chidi, and I know that for me, what you see outside is not what I really feel inside. … More CHIDI | by Aremo Olalekan
on a day that is not in view i will tell my girlfriend about my depression dear girlfriend, you know how it is to love someone and burn yourself every time they say they love you? i doubt. you don’t know the taste of stone or the flavours of fire, in lime water, in a … More Telling My Girlfriend About My Depression | by Adedayo
you are sitting here thinking of how life and a firm fist has poked you in more places than one you are sitting and before you a stage undresses bringing to light an 8 year old who mistakenly has your features everything is yours the hair, the nose and worst of all, the grief and … More More Than a Stage | by Shade Mary-Ann Olaoye
School did not seem as a place of fun All the other kids cared to do was merely scorn Arrgh! I wish I was never born Where else would I run to? Who would I beckon for help? All the doors seemed locked He pinned me down with all of his strength I couldn’t think … More ABUSE | by Oluwatimilehin A.
I first started to fantasize about death when Dayo broke up with me. She had sent me a text that our relationship was not making headway and that she would much more prefer we stayed as just friends. I was devastated. I had spent the most of my teens thinking that Dayo was the one … More Pills and Potions | by Covenant Chimnonso
He is a mad man, He surely is. Who sees a shining star and dims its light. Who sees a promising child and then decides to make her promiscuous. You agree with me, a mad man. Funny but not never seen before, That mad man was once a trusted man. That mad man was once … More Let Loose | by Boluwatife Ishola
I came across this same man on that same route, and like a movie on replay, he stuck his head out to me and repeated the phrase and drove away slowly, I waved frantically at him to stop… … More Sexual Harassment | by Hauwa