The Things That I Pray For…

The things that I pray for, Are not pretty, pink or perfect. They are not expensive or shiny. They probably only have value to me. The things that I pray for are not flashy, fun or fierce. They are not wrapped in expensive metals. They are silent opportunities to smell rose petals. The things that…

Where To Get Help 2022

This document was adapted by Ndapewoshali Ndahafa Ashipala in 2022, from a list originally compiled by Hermien Elago and Ndapewoshali Ndahafa Ashipala in 2020; for information-sharing purposes only. Although we are mental health activists, we consulted mental health professionals, we are not mental health professionals and strongly advise that the list be used as a guide to engage mental health professionals. The list is not exhaustive and should in no way be interpreted as complete or exhaustive of all centers and professionals in Namibia. The information provided is for general informational purposes only. All information is provided in good faith, however we make no representation or warranty of any kind, express or implied, regarding the accuracy, adequacy, validity, reliability, availability or completeness of any information. Under no circumstance shall we have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of the information or reliance on any information provided. Your use and your reliance on any information is solely at your own risk.

Perhaps in Protest Against Myself?

Perhaps, in a subconscious act of protest against myself and my social conditioning, I have chosen to not see my hair as something I struggle with. Perhaps I have decided to reject the narrative that maintaining my afro is an unnecessary form of self-punishment. Perhaps it’s just my hair. It’s not difficult; it just is… and I love it.