A Book Many Lessons: A Work From Fatou Diome

A Book Many Lessons: A Work From Fatou Diome     This book is one of the best things I have read in a long time. Fatou Diome is a Senegalese-French writer, “Le Ventre de l’Atlantique” (translated as “The Belly of the Atlantic”) is her first novel where she explores with humility and humour, the story of a bold Senegalese- French writer navigating throughout her own identity challenges as an African- European and her  relationship with her brother still in Senegal  but dreaming of coming to France. The story resonated with me in so many instances and concretely help me deepen my journey to self-acceptance. This book enabled me to understands the importance of reading content that matches your reality, […]

Your money or your life? : On burn outs

Your money or your life? : on Burn outs How can you make time for self-care when you have one, two or three demanding jobs? How can you make time for self-care when you need to work substantially to eat and pay the bills? How can you make time for self-care when you are struggling by yourself with no parent or partner to take care of you? Is self-care a privilege for people who have loads of money or people with no obligations? Absolutely not. I am convinced that money does not have to be a nightmare. There is no need to prioritizes it over your own well-being. In our society, because everyone is moving so fast, we are encouraged to […]

Fatherless daughters: a social and self-love issue

Fatherless daughters: a social and self-love issue My father did not take care of me while growing up. Finally seeing him after more than ten years for the first time as an adult trying to implement a healthy daughter-father relationship something I dreamed of, reinforced the deep feeling of abandonment I thought it would silence.  Then, I have decided to distance myself from him, from the situation. When I have decided to put self-care at the centre of my philosophy I healed. This situation will always affect me but I am not hurt by it anymore. Moreover, I don’t consider myself a victim, I consider myself more than anything else as privileged to have been brought up with people who cared, to have […]

Conversation with Melba Sandi

Conversation with Melba Sandi   Multi-Faceted Creative & Blogger I recently had the pleasure to interview Melba Sandi a gifted Tanzanian creative! Her personal journey to creativity inspired me in many ways to start and being more consistent in regards to my own creative journey and I hope her words will have the same impact on your path. Her journey to creativity has been nothing less than a great journey to self-discovery and of self-confidence. Her creative work is not only something she takes pride in it is in accordance with herself. It is only when she decided to really get to know herself and her needs that she subsequently lived more authentically, started being more consistent and that great opportunities […]

25 things I have no doubt about: Lessons learned

25 things I have no doubt about: Lessons learned I just turned 25 and I am more than excited about this new age, this new stage of my life. I have never been so comfortable in my own skin, ageing has been quite comforting so far. Birthdays are a great opportunity for self-reflection and introspection. So, I have been in a reflective mode and here are some of the 25 things I have been thinking about lately, those are things that resonate with me and that are rooted in my personal experience. Those are lessons learned, a list to go back to whenever needed, a reminder, a kind of personal statement. I encourage anyone to try and start such a […]