Self-control is something I’ve been practicing for a while now and I can confidently say I’m close to mastering it. I’ve practiced self-control in numerous ways for different reasons. To put an end to bad habits, to focus on my spiritual life, to reach fitness goals or even just to test my ability to commit.
Activist. A person who campaigns to bring political or social change.
Recently, I came across a tweet that said “so everyone’s an activist now?”. I assumed this was tweeted because the Black Lives Matter movement has been one of the main topics of discussion in the world right now – as it should be. I find comments like this and other expressions of annoyance towards the movement to be very telling of one’s character and attitude towards the concept of freedom and justice for Black people. Many people prefer to live in ignorance as they are privileged to do so.
February was such an amazing month. Not only because it’s my birthday month but also because I was constantly surrounded by love and light which made me super grateful.
As carnival weekend is approaching very soon, I thought it would be appropriate for me to write some encouraging words to all my fellow big girls. We all know that during carnival season people are often wearing next to nothing as they enjoy the festivities in the warm weather. I know that this could be intimidating for some of us as we may have insecurities with our body. I’m here to tell you girls that it’s completely normal and you’re definitely not alone. I’m almost certain that even slim girls find themselves refraining from wearing certain items of clothing because they aren’t completely content with their body. Self-love and confidence isn’t something attained overnight, it’s a journey that is different for everyone.
It’s been a long while since I’ve written anything and that’s mostly because I’ve been lacking inspiration and have been trying to figure out this thing called life. My first introduction to writing was when I began writing diary entries because I used to find it difficult to express myself verbally. I have now been inspired to write again because I have been dealing with some things and I feel that speaking on a small part of them will help to improve my mental state and inspire me to start writing again.
Chidera Eggerue, also known as the Slumflower, is an author and blogger who is commonly known for her controversial tweets about destructing patriarchy and for starting the "Saggyboobsmatter" hashtag.