How to Lose Me

Posted no picture ADERINTO Nicholas , Writer

no picture Writer
Member since August 21, 2017
  • 3 Posts

In case you're tired of me. Or you're tired of us. This is how to lose me. And how to lose us. For few articles now, I've been going atypical from my normal way of writing. Please, just bear with me. I think it's due to the fact that everything around has been atypical too. Last week, I lost more than half of my 2017 poetry and prose works. I know it's touching and heartbreaking but I've moved on. But you know memory has a way of appearing over and over again. Harmattan has also started and my l...

I grew up in Riviere Salée, in the commune of Baraderes which is located in the department of Nippes in Haiti. My father abandoned me, my three sisters and my little brother when I was in primary school. He left to go to Santo Domingo where he lives until today. My mother was supporting us all alone, until I was in my final class where I was a champion of a city wide poetry contest in Baraderes organized by Haitians from the United States. As a winner I received money to pay for my enrollment in...

Tell Me What's Up

Posted no picture Ntemid , Social media

no picture Social media
Member since January 2, 2018
  • 7 Posts

There’s discretion. There are societal demands and tolerances. There’s what is socially acceptable and not. But does this mean that we must hide the plain truth, before our eyes? Just to please everyone else. Or a few privileged people that don’t want to be smeared with our dirt. Our dirt of our small and uncouth minds and mouths. Where we speak our mind, freely, without the intent or hidden motive of hurting any body. For we are just looking to correct the wrongs done by those that...

I will hold your hand

Posted Avatar Max Gaudelli , NGO Founder & Human Rights Activist

Avatar NGO Founder & Human Rights Activist
Max Gaudelli
Member since October 23, 2017
  • 3 Posts
  • Age 21

Dear Friend,I know times are tough right now, adjusting to life seems slow and painful, shoes don't look to be fitting as they did and change just hits you like a cold bucket of water, I know...I never pictured life to be going as it is, most of the time it does not go as expected and maybe that's what makes it beautiful, it's so unpredictable that every corner we turn is a new experience.You feel scared at times, and that is ok, we're all supposed to feel the huge monsters that feelings are, an...

Knowing without understanding

Posted no picture Yasmin Youssef

no picture Yasmin Youssef
Member since June 20, 2016
  • 36 Posts
  • Age 19

“I don’t care if you know things! I want you to understand them!” That is what my anatomy university lecturer told us in one of our last lectures before exams. This sentence has struck me and has provoked some critical thinking about the structure of the subject that I am studying and the value of assessments. I started studying medicine last October and have completed my first stressful and, at the same time, exciting semester. I had to adjust to university structures and processes, while bei...

It is not like we thought

Posted Avatar Maisaa Motahar

Avatar Maisaa Motahar
Member since February 10, 2018
  • 1 Post
  • Age 23

Thinking about the future can occupy our minds often. When you were young you may have thought about it a lot, how it was going to turn out and what your big hopes were for it. However, since then many things may have happened that were not planned. In fact, everything may have gone in the opposite direction. You may have made your decision of what you want to be, but because of many difficulties and wrong choices, you found that it wasn't what you wanted to be after all and you may feel like yo...


Posted Avatar Aprajitakaushik

Avatar Aprajitakaushik
Member since July 1, 2016
  • 20 Posts
  • Age 22

A part of becoming an adult is a continual need to change and evolve. The entire process is a mixture of love and bitterness crashing at the gates of our soul, just like the waves that crash at the shore. The only difference is these waves of emotions are capable of ravaging our once upon a time innocent soul.It’s the whole idea of how, as we grow up in this world, and become aware of each and everything around us, we choose to attract and react to the gloom-ridden acts more than respond to them...

Somebody else, out there, needs you

Posted no picture Ntemid , Social media

no picture Social media
Member since January 2, 2018
  • 7 Posts

"Dearest Daddy, It’s the day today...the one that we talked about so much, when I was still your girl, that you wouldn’t let out of your sight. Your little baby that could run and sit on Daddy’s lap and tell him what was on her mind, without having to think twice. Your little princess that you wanted to get her own prince that would treat her right, just like she deserves. Well, I guess she grew up now, so fast...hmm And met a very cute guy, Dax, that blew her mind and convinced her that...

Pollution is our problem

Posted Avatar Zeinab

Avatar Zeinab
Member since December 18, 2017
  • 3 Posts
  • Age 19

Pollution- A dangerous growing issue that continues to harm the environment we live in, and sadly it's mainly human-made. The more we continue to pollute, the more harm it has not only on ourselves, but the environment itself and the animals living in it. The harmful pollutants, whether it be gaseous emissions or the poor disposal of waste, all contribute to the severe rise in environmental pollution. The biosphere in which living beings have their sustenance has oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide...

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