(iii) to fuck stupid

On the night I lost my virginity, I fucked stupid. It was at a house party, I was sufficiently tipsy, and he really wasn’t bad looking. Also I really just wanted to be rid of my stupid hymen. Back in Waa Girls (my second high school), on the right hand side of the blackboard where…

Growing Up Can Wait

I experience a very healthy respect for life’s unpredictability each time I think of my brother and how turbulent his job search has been. For more than five years, he went from job to school to complete unemployment to whatever job he could earn cash out of, no matter that it had nothing to do with…

To Eat My Cake and Have Yet Another Slice

Last year in December, I almost lost my mother to a home robbery with violence. The neighbors said they found her in a pool of her own blood and were shocked to find her still breathing. I never wanted to hear what exactly happened and each time my mum willingly recounted what had happened to…

MY FIRST NUDIE

I have always wanted to pose nude for art. Maybe because I am a nude photography enthusiast or because there is something open and fearless and self-accepting about letting the camera capture all your insecurities. For me it was my boobs. A friend once asked me “If you could go under the knife to change…

THE 2 DOLLAR MASK

In about a century They might find this mask Buried someplace Eaten away Old and chipped And they’ll cry With flourish “It’s an antique!” And put their money on it Time, brains and all manner of scholars Scientists, historians And up to date technology They’d trace its roots as African Kenyan Throw around a number…

MASK

Took a walk around Masai market and got this face mask at only 200 shillings (2 $). While I love a good bargain, I can’t help but feel a little bad and exploitative. If these people sold it at that price, at what price did they acquire it from the carver? #poorartists