Why the most beautiful women are the ones with stretchmarks and a potbelly

Do not marry a creative if you have no grace. True story. There is this …thing I was editing whose first sentences I was not “feeling”. Writing should move you, make you cry, annoy you enough to get to at least think of doing something about the subjects therein. Finally, at 6 in the morning I got possessed by these…

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In memory of Lilianne Otieno, and why you should take pictures of everything

On March 19, 2017, my friend Lillian went to be with the Lord in a tragic road accident. A week before her demise I had taken a challenge from my friend and journalist Silas Nyanchwani on how to write an obituary. You know one of those things we do as journalists is write obituaries. No, not those announcements you see…

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Can we talk… no, cry about miscarriage?

There is something naturally unifying about pain. It just brings the oddest people together. I would have given anything not to share a common resource with this one woman. She unnerved me, made the bitch in me shine like a diamond even in those days that I had just prayed for the strength to stay sane. Early this month, that…

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Strong me wanted to cry in public… I didn’t hold back

Earthlings, gather all your drums and percussions because we are going to clap for me. I got into the swimming pool! I did! In the baby section. I did not swim but hey, it is a step towards the right direction right, right? So I am in some really awesome spot, and it is feeding my energy with creativity I…

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Why Kenyans cyber bully on matters sexual, survival tips

It started from a simple response to a comment on her wall. It struck a nerve, and in a minute, the insults had morphed into how ugly her daughter was, why she was a single mother and a list of the men she had slept with. If I had not interacted with the media this particular way—as a consumer first, and in…

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If he travels, marry him immediately…the story of black Kenyan Chinese

As I said in my previous post, my godfather is heartbroken over why I have not brought anyone home. We are perpetually fighting over the qualities of this prince Charming and he is like “Veroh, what has travelling got to do with anything?” Everything. Everything. When I came into the newsroom in Nation Media group in Nakuru straight from the…

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A letter to the man who taught me how to love…Valentines day Part 1

I find no coincidence that in my 29 years I have never celebrated valentine’s day… or my birthday. I am, first of all, so forgetful I rely on my diary to remind me to unhang clothes from the line after laundry! The only thing I don’t need reminders for is my time for a plate of ugali and omena. When…

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