Chronicles Of Living With Disability In Zimbabwe #WinterABC2021

Today’s word of the day is ableism. If you’ve wandered a bit in the woke circles then you’ve probably come across this word. Ableism is the discrimination of and social prejudice against people with disabilities based on the belief that typical abilities are superior. At its heart, ableism is rooted in the assumption that disabled…

Chronicles Of The Youth And Leadership #WinterABC2021

Africa is termed a young continent and not just because it has the youngest democracies in the world but Africa’s population is young. The population is vibrant and full of life, our culture is loud and full of music, our fashion and art is colourful but we’re lead by the dullest among us. Africa’s leadership…

Chronicles Of Men’s Mental Health #WinterABC2021

It’s Day 2 of Advocacy week on the Afro Bloggers Winter Challenge (WinterABC) and I’m kicking off with the word “whataboutism”, have you heard about it? Whataboutism, also known as whataboutery, is defined as an attempt to discredit an opponent’s position by charging them with hypocrisy without directly refuting or disproving their argument. A deflection…

Chronicles Of Diplomatic Activism And The Internet #WinterABC2021

A few years ago, when my dreads were still short, my Vans new and Robert Mugabe was still president, the picture above was taken. We were outside the magistrates court in Harare. The father of one of my friends had been arrested and charged with undermining the authority of the president or treason. The charge…

Chronicles Of The Cycle Of Blank Pages #WinterABC2021

A wise man once said the only thing sadder than a blank page is a pen no one will ever pick up (I am that wise man in this scenario) and I find that profound sometimes (At other times it’s profoundly meaningless). I’ve heard writers are tortured souls. Tortured by unsaid words when they have…

Chronicles Of What Does Creativity Mean To Me? #WinterABC2021

Winter is finally here, which means temperatures no longer go above 25 degrees celcius in Zimbabwe and it’s somehow colder inside our houses than outside. Construction companies still haven’t gotten the memo about central heating, so you have to have a hoodie, a woollen hat, extra thick socks, extra thick blankets and a better half…

Chronicles Of Life Sucks

Life sucks… I debated whether to add sometimes at the end of that statement but decided no because life sucks. It just does. I know as general way of thinking we all realize they’re people who have it worse than others but within our own small universes of existence our challenges somehow feel insurmountable. Now…