February 21, 2020


What’s goood guys! Nakamu? Right, let’s get into it then. I’m very excited to make this post today because I’m here to announce to you a […]
September 1, 2019

Notes on Ideation

TW: Suicide Whew, has it been a while! I’m not going to sit here and explain (though I somewhat feel that I should) because the truth of […]
December 14, 2018

Dolls and Designs: My Experience Living with Automatonophobia   

Trigger warning: automatonophobia   Automatonophobia   Loosely defined as the fear of wax figures, humanoid robots, audio-animatronics, or other figures designed to represent humans.      I […]
October 14, 2018

Guewels as Guardians of Senegambian Oral History

Décé ndeela faal Birima Maawo Ngóóne faal Birima Wóóy Birima, wóóy Birima Wóóy Birima, Meysa tendo joojo Maa damel wóóy Birima Décé ndeela faal Birima Maawo […]
August 18, 2018

“Mbathio”, Cava Lem & the Scapegoating of Social Media

Hello guys. How are you all? So, if like me you’re a firm observer/part-time participant in the many shenanigans that take place on Senegalese Twitter, then […]
July 17, 2018

Of Theatres and Teachings

Boy does it feel good to be back! It has felt like absolutely ages since I last parked my bum, concentrated and wrote a blogpost. I’ve […]
May 4, 2018

Self-care As/Beyond Survival

The irony of writing about self-care when it is the thing I’m most terrible at is not lost on me. I have very fickle mental and […]
March 30, 2018

Taaru Jigeen Sey: The Stigma of Singledom

Is marriage the defining characteristic of Gambian womanhood?   If so, then why?   I have an aunt. She’s in her mid-thirties (I think, I don’t […]
March 24, 2018

Domm Yu Barkeh: Familial Relationships as Implicit Social Contracts

I promise, something weird is going on with my life where as soon as I plan to write about a certain topic or issue, my real-life […]
March 12, 2018

Petaws and Pleasanteries: A Beginner’s Guide on How to Successfully Serigntou

I recently encountered a little.. situation. It’s not important enough for me to go into detail because although at first I felt livid with anger, now, […]
February 2, 2018

A Note on Jongeh Culture

Face a Face Roffo Keytou Keur Maana Li Bandit Di Niroul 4 Appius Cheri Chocolat  Boul Bouger What does it mean to be jongeh? Where did […]
January 26, 2018

Of Musorrs & Bare Necks

Some of you may or may not know, but I am a hijabi. Why this is relevant, I don’t know but a lot of people seem […]
January 18, 2018

5 Types of Gambian Gorros

Hey guys! Today I’m back with something light-hearted. If anyone knows me in real-life, then they know that seriousness is not a permanent state of being […]
January 9, 2018

Nostalgia – a melancholic journey to the past?

Diagnosis: Nostalgia Details: Feelings of sentimentality, specifically in regard to the aesthetics and style forms of the stretch of years listed below. Time period: 1993 – 2002 Cure: Yet unknown […]
August 18, 2018

“Mbathio”, Cava Lem & the Scapegoating of Social Media

Hello guys. How are you all? So, if like me you’re a firm observer/part-time participant in the many shenanigans that take place on Senegalese Twitter, then […]
January 3, 2018

Reading List: Critical Thinking Edition

Hopefully you guys find this even marginally helpful! 1. Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the Western Mind by Ethan Walters If you love psychology this book will be […]
August 24, 2017

On Blackness and The Aftermath of Tragedy

 The aftermath of tragedy and of trauma is always re-shaped and distorted when projected back to us through the lens of social media. News and updates […]
June 4, 2017

Let’s Talk: Anti-Blackness in the Muslim Ummah

Ah, where does one begin? As a black, Muslim woman, it is undeniable that I’m at the intersection of many marginalised identities:  Being black = being […]
November 28, 2016

Dear White People..

If you’ve read my very first blog post, then you know my stance on discussions about race. I personally do not believe that it’s my job […]
November 6, 2016

Why the body positivity movement isn’t really that positive..

If, like me, you spend a lot of time on Instagram, then I’m sure you’ve come across various pages dedicated to empowering women complete with photos […]
October 22, 2016

Your Fave is Problematic : Gandhi

Following the recent incident in which professors at the University of Ghana won a petition for the removal of a statue of Mohandas Gandhi from the Accra […]
October 8, 2016

Pink unicorns, the tooth-fairy, reverse racism… What do these things have in common?

So about a week ago, I was sitting in class, minding my business, trying to get an education (you know, the usual) and as the discussion […]