So, do you have siblings? “Yes I do! Two sisters” Oh, you’re three girls? “Yes”. No brothers? … Pause First, let’s take a selfie 😂 Growing up in an african home that was not so conformed to cultural expectations really helped shape the way I perceive a complete family. Although I have 3 biological sisters, we were never alone in… Continue reading This Backward African Mentality | A Girl Child is Not Enough | Why Don’t Africans Adopt?
This is my “let’s talk some serious business face”! 😂. In different parts of the world, there are different expectations of husbands and wives. As explained previously in my post about perceptions and misconceptions, our beliefs as humans are shaped by our cultures, religions, race group, gender, socio economic status and nationality. I was born in… Continue reading Let’s Talk Marriage Gists | 3 Misunderstandings, Contrary to Popular Belief.
How fab does my mom look? Let’s take a moment to marvel at the source of my physique and sense of style 🙌. Let’s go back in time shall we? I remember the day I took this picture. Mom took one look at my outfit and was like “Joan, we’re only going to the market… Continue reading 25 Outfits to Show You All You Need to Know About Retro Style | Let’s #ThrowBack
Be patient Joan. I tell myself, as the wait continues. Ever been in a situation where all you can do is wait on God and trust in him to perfect all that concerns you? The wait can be painful, harsh and feel like forever! It’s moments like these that require so much perseverance and faith… Continue reading In the Season of Trusting and Waiting.
Are you a refugee? My new black friend asked me as we sat to eat our lunch during break time. Although my highschool was a racially mixed school, there was clear segregation during break times. Everyone just sat with their racial group by choice. There were ofcause mixed race groups of friends on the school field… Continue reading It’s not what you think, I promise | Behind Human Misconceptions
It’s funny how we don’t really feel a year go by but before you know it, it’s another year gone! Goodbye 21, hello 22💃. I think over the years, I’ve lost the feel of becoming ‘older’ on my birthday. I don’t know why, but I just feel the number has gone up by one without really… Continue reading I’m 20 something! | Birthday Behavior, Beach Bums & Sushi
The service starts. People are welcomed. Everyone puts on their most holy look. And the Sunday commences with “We welcome you holy spirit, come and dwell in our midst”. Praise and worship begins, but protocol will not allow for freedom to loose oneself in worship. Everything is structured, to-the-tee, in-a-box. The holy spirit is welcomed… Continue reading Why do we Lowkey Stigmatise Manifestations of the Holy Spirit?