I Am From
I am from Chris and Clara, Mabel and Akudu.
From the wombs of the South-East.
From flat lands and steep hills.
I am from yam eaters, cassava eaters, rice eaters.
I am from sarcasm, honesty and humor.
I am from ‘put it on my head,’ ‘get the remote,’ and ‘do they have two heads.
I am from rice every Sunday after church, and village for Christmas.
I am from breasts that nestled six, and arms that embraced all.
I know I have been out of it for a while, but the important thing is that I am back. First of all, I want to wish everybody a Happy New Year! It’s 2017 people. We made it out of 2016, and I could not be happier. Since this post is focused on my trip to Nigeria, I will wait for another to talk about my 2016 challenges and successes, and my hopes for 2017.
Nigeria is a strange place to live. Sexism is the order of the day. It has become so ingrained into our lives that even the most blatant cases of this illness go undiagnosed. The battle to dismantle the patriarchy is one that almost every country is currently fighting, and up until this week, I was certain Nigeria was making baby steps. I was wrong.
Hi everyone!!! It’s been a minute,but I’m back. So in preparation for the new school year, I dragged one of my friends out of her house to take us shopping(I have no car). I had been online shopping the weeks leading up to our trip. The reason why I hadn’t bought anything yet was because I didn’t understand the sizing chart for this store(RUE 21). Read more
As the new school year draws closer, I have been reminiscing over when I first came to college.I remember every detail of my coming to school, and it amazes me how far I have come. I decided to share my story with you all in hopes that it will inspire someone out there who is about to go into college, or who is already in college.
I didn’t take my college applications seriously. I only wanted to go to one school(which I didn’t get into), and every other place was a second choice to me. I hated the process of Read more
Heyyyyy!!! Yes, it has been a while but you all know my excuse by heart. I have a new-found respect for people who spend their lives working in a lab; really, for anyone who works an 8+ hour job. Whenever I get home, all I want to do is eat and sleep. All my energy is drained. Well that’s not the focus of today. This post is for everyone who will be going to college this fall, or anytime in the near future. First of all, congratulations on your graduation. You are about to become the glorified college student. Welcome, welcome *in my hunger games voice* I will be splitting the advice into sections, so read on.
Academics Read more
So this post is a follow-up on last week’s post on setting goals. The title itself I got from this amazing speaker that I follow on youtube, Glory Edozien: How to Practice Contentment. As I was re-reading my post from last week, I thought to myself, ‘Adaora, these are actually good and practical ways of setting goals, and if all goes well, your goals would be achieved.’ But therein comes the problem, “if all goes well…” What if all doesn’t go well, or all isn’t going well as fast as you hoped, what happens then?
Hello wonderful people!!! So today I was working in the lab, and I asked my lab partner for the date so as to write on some culture tubes. He said 27th of June. Chai!!! 2016 has almost finished oo. Now, Now, now, the year has gone half way, and some of us are still thinking about the pepper soup from last year’s christmas holiday.
My mind immediately went to all the New Year’s Resolutions that I and many others made. I started thinking about the ones that have been accomplished, and the ones that were still in the works. to my surprise, a lot of them are steadily moving forward. Read more
My aunty told me that when I was younger, I really loved indomine noodles. She said that two people had to feed me at once because I would cry if there was no food in my dad, and my dad would inherently be one of them. As the ada of the house, I have always had my dad wrapped around my fingers.
I know its been long, abeg nobody should remove my head. I have been so busy with my summer research, and the days just keep flying by. I didn’t realize it was going to be a 9-5 kind of thing, but all the same, I am grateful for the opportunity that I have to be working on this amazing project with amazing people. Once I get back, I lie down to watch like one movie and the day is over. I keep questioning if it is the same 24 hours that other people have that I have. Mid last week, I realized that I haven’t reached out to all the people that I said that I would reach out to this summer, and it made me feel very sad. So, I have taken it upon myself to do the following things to make sure that I am not kicked out of the lives Read more