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LOUD WHISPERS: That Letter

LOUD WHISPERS: That Letter

A few months ago, one of my young friends on Facebook did a post which read, ‘If you could ask Erelu Bisi Fayemi a question, what would that question be?’. She did not tell me she was going to do it, I just came across the post by chance. By the time I got to […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Glory And Lollipop

LOUD WHISPERS: Glory And Lollipop

Part 1 Wednesday October 28th Glory: Pls I want 2 speak with d governor BAF: This is not his number Glory: But u are close to him BAF: Please what do you want to tell him? Glory: Please help me 2 tell him 2 pay civil servant salary especially d health service so that my […]

That Red Thing

That Red Thing

I read a message a while back of a lady narrating what growing up and going through menstruation was like for her. She recalled how she would go to the store and wait until all the men had left the store before buying her sanitary towels. Also, just the other day I had read another […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Consequences

LOUD WHISPERS: Consequences

Consequences (Noun):  a result or effect, typically one that is unwelcome or unpleasant. The result or outcome of something occurring earlier. I wonder what is going through Hilary Clinton’s mind at the moment. At a campaign event in San Diego, June 2016, Hilary Clinton painted a picture of what kind of President Donald Trump would […]

COVID-19 and Your Nutrition

COVID-19 and Your Nutrition

The importance of a healthy body system and well-being cannot be overemphasized. And this is largely influenced by the substances we consume, particularly food. Eating healthy meals tend to boost the body’s immune system. And as a result, it produces antibodies that fight diseases. It has not been established that COVID-19 can be spread through […]

When ‘Help’ Comes

When ‘Help’ Comes

HTwo young people had set out of a community to build a name for themselves outside of where they grew up. After a few years of searching and waiting for an opportunity to finally get financially stable, an empowerment organization came along. They found that one of these young people had spent the last years […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Where Is Your Wrapper? – One Year Later

LOUD WHISPERS: Where Is Your Wrapper? – One Year Later

It has been three years since I published ‘Loud Whispers’ a collection of weekly essays I write for my online column of the same name on my website Above Whispers.com. I started Above Whispers in February 2016, to produce meaningful content for information, awareness raising and reflections on the social justice and the critical role […]

On The Eve Of The Honeymoon

On The Eve Of The Honeymoon

The other day, I was strolling through my Instagram feed while “awing” and “awning” to  sweet pictures of couples and then I stumbled upon the news saying that a couple I had been admiring for so long had just divorced. I just kept staring in confusion. I went to check out their posts from a […]

The Toxicity Of People and Its Management

The Toxicity Of People and Its Management

At some point in our lives, we would have encountered people with toxic qualities. Toxic people do not necessarily mean bad people or people we hate, they might be friends, family members, or even our love partners. Who can you call a toxic person? Someone with toxic qualities is either abusive, unsupportive or someone who […]

In Her 30’s : These Men Do The Most

In Her 30’s : These Men Do The Most

‘In her 30s’  This is the place where I share my daily ordeal with y’all on a weekly basis. I try to talk to you cos I feel y’all can relate with me or will be able to relate with me. You are welcome! Let me formally introduce myself; My name is Miriam. I am an […]

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