"Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting." - Joyce Meyer
I had a catchup conversation with one of my best friends a couple of weeks ago. We were casually discussing our goals / progress and I shared some of the stories and poems I have been working on since we last spent time together. He then asked me a simple question “why haven’t you finished… Continue reading Finished, Not Perfect
Sooooooo happy!!! I can't wait to see what this new chapter has in store. That. Is. All.
I am not my hair. It does not define me, nor should it confine me to that "good hair" category... [excert] Assumpta Ozua 2009 I washed my hair today. Why am I sharing that with you I hear you ask? Because it was quite a traumatic experience. You see, I have somewhat neglected it over… Continue reading I Am Not My Hair
Sometimes, when I speak, my mother comes out. Spontaneous cacophony I cannot control, my trunk, encased in the fear of splintering your legacy, coerced upright by transcendent heritage and pride; tangible evidence that little brown girls fertilised by faith, sacrifice, high expectations and love can germinate into formidable forests, like you. [extract] ©Assumpta Ozua I've… Continue reading Woman Crush Wednesdays #1
When you are lost in the eye of the storm, weeping and the shore is more heartache away, creeping He is the mouth whispering fairy tales, sleeping to soothe seas and grant safe passage home. ©Assumpta Ozua 2015 It was one of my best friends birthdays 2 days ago. I forgot... By some strange,… Continue reading The Art of Forgiveness
...coffee is a metaphor for my words. Last week I visited Britain's ocean city for a few days and had the most amazing time. The sun shone, which can be a rarity in England, so it felt like I was in another country! Being away, particularly by the tranquil water, was the break I… Continue reading Because Sometimes
A few days ago, an article a friend posted on their Facebook wall popped up in my mini-feed. Based on the link title alone 'Reshaping Obliterated Faces: Ten Female Nigerian Poets', I clicked 'like' (don't judge me, we've all done it) and then decided to read it.