It is summer here in the UK and for some humans, it becomes uncomfortable to breathe. At this time hay fever sufferers are hit hard with symptoms such as - frequent sneezing, runny/blocked nose, watery eyes and cough - to mention a few, caused by high pollen count in the air. The pollen is so … Continue reading Even More Random Drivel
**Some more inane drivel, (made even worse by being stuck indoors on account of the Coronavirus lockdown), which like most of my posts isn't intended to make sense** In my last post, I said I would bore regale you with how I am managing to remain unplugged from social media & Grindr for lent and under … Continue reading More Random Drivel
Continued from Coming Out – Crossroads Although you going back to see your Dad would mean disrupting your plans to binge watch a Netflix series, you turn right. Carpe diem and all that. The conversation is going to happen at some point. Better to have it now that you feel recklessly confident than dwell on … Continue reading Coming Out – Impasse
It is a routine visit to see your parents. One you carry out once, sometimes twice a month. You spend two or three hours with them. You talk about everything but nothing. You help them fix anything that needs fixing around the house, but usually you help find a “missing” icon on the Ipad or … Continue reading Coming Out – Crossroads
London Gay Pride took place last weekend and I went along with a friend to watch the parade. She was visiting from Nigeria and watching a gay pride event is on her bucket list. So I obliged her. Over 300 float and groups marched/danced/twirled/sashayed along the route and about 1 million people came to watch … Continue reading London Gay Pride 2018
Upskirting is a term used to describe the act of taking a photograph up someone’s skirt without their permission. In most reported cases women are the victims and no men -I guess Kilt wearing Scots - have come forward to complain. The sexually invasive act was set to be made a criminal offence in the UK … Continue reading Upskirting
The hustle is real, so off to work I go. I do the 10 minute walk to the London Underground station. I have my headphones on. I am listening to music from my “recently played” playlist set on random selection mode. There are 175 songs. Means songs from Classical, Musicals, Pop, RnB, Gospel, Hip Hop, … Continue reading Wild Thoughts
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/oct/30/kevin-spacey-anthony-rapp-apologises-accused-sexual-advance-14-year-old-boy Any form of sexual harassment is inappropriate between adults of consenting age and more so if the victim is underage. Yes what a 26 year old Kevin Spacey did to a 14 year Old Anthony Rapp, 30 years ago was improper under any circumstance. Since Mr. Rapp’s (now 46) story broke yesterday, Mr. Spacey … Continue reading Whose Child Is This?
“…Mum. I am gay”. How did we get here? You are gay. You have known for more than half your life. You struggled with it at first but you are at peace now. But you are also a Nigerian; culturally both don’t inherently go well together. You grew up in a moderately Christian home - … Continue reading Coming Out
“It takes a village to raise a child” I love this African saying and its practice in the community has huge benefits to a child’s formative years and indeed all the way into adulthood. But like everything in life there are disadvantages. Everyone in the community contributes in whatever way they can to the child’s … Continue reading It Takes A Village…..