Every time my 13-year-old daughter Nakai gets any pocket money, the only shop she goes to is the make-up store. Last weekend her father treated her to some money, and she went to town and bought more and more make-up. I don't even have the amount of make-up she has. I am not much of … Continue reading How My Daughter Taught Me That MakeUp Is A Gift To Womanhood
A lot of people do not understand why I write. In fact a lot of people do not understand that writing saved my life. Writing changed my life. I have had the most healing therapy through writing. There have been times in my life when my readers have given me JAW Therapy when I needed … Continue reading JAW Therapy: A Letter From My Jaw Bone Mother.
Dear Jean I happened to be googling different things about the UK as I am seriously thinking of starting a new life there and somehow your blog came up and all those gorgeous photos of you. Congratulations ! My name is Amy I live in Portland Oregon in US. I was born into an abusive … Continue reading JAW Therapy: Dear Jean, My Mother Abandoned Me And My Ex Husband Made Me Work As A Prostitute.
I noticed how hypocritical society is on Fathers Day. A lot of women, especially single mothers took this day as an opportunity to openly condemn bad unloving abusive fathers. Society is used to the idea of men being abusive and mean to their children. Women and children are allowed to condemn such men. In fact, … Continue reading If Single Mothers Talk About Bad Fathers On Fathers Day, Why Is It Not Okay To Talk About Mean Mothers On Mothers Day
I don't believe the London Grenfell Tower block fire was an accident. It wasn't. What I have learnt over the years is that if a story has too many holes in it and nothing seems to add up, then there is information that is certainly being hidden somehow. I've stopped watching the news on this … Continue reading The London Grenfell Fire Was Cruel Mass Murder Not An Accident
Following my last article on why I was no longer going to be kind to relatives, I received touching messages from people who have been in similar situations. However what stood out to me was people who reported to have had curses put on them by relatives they had been helping which resulted in bad … Continue reading I Never Believed There Was Such A Thing As Witchcraft Until…
Sometimes in life you become a victim of your own kindness. I am one of those people who have suffered greatly for my own kindness. I have always been too 'nice' and too kind for my own good. Most people who have received my kindness in life have repaid me with cruelty. When I … Continue reading Why I Stopped Being Kind To Relatives
A few weeks ago, a Zimbabwean young woman, author and activist Gugulethu Ncube who based in South Africa contacted me narrating her harrowing rape ordeal in the hands of her then boyfriend Marc Gbaffou. Gugulethu Ncube says she was raped by Marc Gbaffou who is originally from Ivory Coast and is the chairperson of African Diaspora … Continue reading Why I Believe Gugulethu Ncube Was Raped And Deserves Justice
I never saw much of him growing up, he was there, but I never got to know him. I never once had a conversation with him when I was a child. He was there in the house, but he did not know me, and I did not know him. He was always that stranger. I … Continue reading Why My Daddy Is My Greatest Inspiration.
Since I wrote a letter to Febbie, my ex- mother in law, a few weeks ago, my inbox has been flooded with messages from women all over the world who grew up in Africa, especially Zimbabwe. They reported to have had a similar certain Febbie in their life who abused them mercilessly and traumatised them. Some of … Continue reading Introducing JAW: Writing Therapy For The Abused African Girl Child