Author: Mack

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“I am a virgin…” – I don’t know if I should give you a few seconds to let that sink in because it’s what I’ve had to do most times after revealing that. I don’t know why but for some reason that really shocks people, it’s always either a shock to them or a complete…

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“I’ve learned to quickly let go of people who aren’t traveling the same way that I am – and it doesn’t mean that I don’t love them anymore. Nor does it mean that I won’t miss them – it just means that at some point I’ve got to respect my own life’s journey and not…

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Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times, fuck the peace sign, load the chopper and let it rain on you… I don’t even know how many times I’ve played myself when it comes to a man but I know it’s way too many times. It’s not…

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‘You’re such an alarmist. You love being in emergency and panic. Stop!’ – is what my best friend said to me after I sent her a frantic lengthy voice note. I first had to find out if “alarmist” is even a real word because it sounded a bit made up but it’s real. Alarmist someone…

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I’ve always struggled with being accepted, growing up it meant a lot for me to be a part of a clique or a part of a formidable group of friends. I was a chubby kid with close to no self-confidence and so for me, being a part of a group meant less attention on myself…

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I know a lot of the time when we think of Human Rights, we are thinking of ourselves. It’s only normal to personalise it because it affects all of us personally. But here’s the thing, we are great at being advocates of Human Rights but not so much for our human responsibilities and after having…

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I get so much slack from my friends and family for not answering my Whatsapp messages and/or Instagram DM’s and I’ve just gotten super tired of explaining myself to them because if I’m keeping it 100 – I also don’t know why I do it. I would say it’s a bad habit but then I’d…

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I catch the pattern Of  your silence Before you speak I do not need To hear a word In your silence Every tone I seek Is heard by Langston Hughes I used to think my mom was invalidating my feelings when she’d tell me to be silent after telling her about a heated argument I had…

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[spacer height=”20px”] So, I had initially planned for this piece to be for November as it is well known for being the month for men to celebrate their masculinity, however I still think it’s a very fitting piece to end the year off with. I’ve been really obsessed with celebrating young, gifted, black men and…

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[spacer height=”20px”] So, I recently had a health scare and it really got me thinking about my physical health journey. Over and above working out (which I regularly try to do) I feel as though a lot of young women don’t invest in their physical health. If I was someone who got a physical checkup…