Sometime last year I sat with my Ghanaian family who was praising you for being a real role model for Africa. At that time, I sat with them as a Zimbabwean, and I told them that in Zimbabwe, unfortunately to the majority, we do not see you as a role model. For a minute, I was … Continue reading Dear President Robert Mugabe
A few weeks ago we were walking in town and Boaz asked me a question that kinda shocked me. 'As a woman, do you ever look at other men and lust after them?' Umm, though Nino and I are close like that and we talk about anything, that question took me by surprise. 'Why would you … Continue reading Why Southern African Women Can’t Resist West African Men
So yesterday I mentioned 'Zimbabwe' in my article about being Ghanaian, and a number of readers who are Zimbabwean were quite unhappy about their beloved country being mentioned by an ex Zimbabwean repeatedly. Apparently, it's a strong sign that I have not moved on. Yeah. There is also a time frame in which you are … Continue reading Why I Never Want To Move On From My Painful Past
Yes, you read that right. I prayed for a man who would take away my reproach. Boaz prayed for a woman just like me. This is not just a random union of boy meets girl. This is destiny. God answered both our prayers you see. We didn't just meet, we were brought together by a … Continue reading I Belong To Ghana For Life, And I Will Never Get Divorced
So today as I was celebrating my baby Charo turning a healthy hearty 7 months, I received an unexpected letter from Irene. It read something like this... Hello Jean. I just need to tell you I forgave you for your evil and wicked ways. You were laughing at me that i was in a mental health … Continue reading Dear Irene, Do I look like A Witch To You?
Four years ago when my brother told me that I needed to go into a Women's refuge, I felt like my whole world had ended. I could not understand how after 12 years in the UK, owning a house and living a stable family life (well at that time I thought it was stable, but … Continue reading Why I Am Grateful My Family Put Me In A Women’s Refuge.
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