Poem: Winter Strawberries — Lit Up & The Writing Cooperative Contest

Photo by Stijn Swinnen on Unsplash Haibun — It’s Complicated: Lit Up & The Writing Cooperative Contest It was late February. The sky a mirage of pristine ocean,the streams cascaded icicles, and frosty ground bestowedrare beauty on every fallen subject. There she was eatingstrawberries, as if it was...

Article: Can We Give Grace With Our Words?

Photo by Alexandra on Unsplash Grace, according to the dictionary is the quality or state of being considerate or thoughtful. It is also about loving those considered not worthy of loving. Before we love others, we have to love ourselves first. Then why is it...

Poem: Sound of Life and Death

Photo by Etinosa Yvonne on Pixabay This soundof life and death.I leap with joyand sink with despair.I know almost alland almost nothing.What can I door did I do?[Continue Reading…] ...

Article: 14 Things I Have Learned About Writing

One day, I found myself researching for the difference between an author and a writer. Oddly, the search was instigated by the category one had to choose when setting up an Instagram profile. I found both author and writer as a profile category. Suddenly, I...

Goddess: When She Rules, an Anthology of Poetry and Prose

Yes, I am one of the brave contributors to this inspiring anthology "Goddess: When She Rules". The book expresses an emerging modern revelation about the sacred feminine. Many of us today experience what can only be called Goddess epiphanies—palpable experiences of sacred female Presence. The women...

POEM: That Place Where Rarity Is (in English & Swahili)

Today, Tanzanians are celebrating Independence Day (Siku ya Uhuru). I wrote a poem using anaphora, as a devotion to my country of birth. Each line is intended to read as a slogan. Tanzania is more than what you know! THAT PLACE WHERE RARITY IS Tanzania is Kitulo,...

Why A Writer Doesn’t Have To Be A Speaker

In January 2017, Sonne Magazine approached me as a contributor to consider attending the Moving Women Empowerment Conference 2017. I was offered to select a topic area and speak. After consideration, I responded "I prefer to engage in writing than speaking. Also, I would like...