It’s 2.33 a.m and I have been awake for the last two hours. I’d done my share when it comes to scrolling on the different social media platforms. I’m exhausted but my brain is awake hence it needs to feed,so a blog post it is.

Legalize abortion!

I’m a 23 year old Muslim woman and I’d there’s a certainty I hold dear, it’s that I’m pro choice. Before you my religion in my face i’d like for you to remember that religion is for sinners and I’m one. …

It's 8.05 a.m in Mombasa. The city is awake and buzzing with activities. The coastal town is up and about and if you are keen, then you won’t miss the goats that are grazing by the roadside. It is the day of Arfa, the 9th day of Dhulhijja the 12 and final month of the Islamic Calendar. The day of Arafa also happens to be the eve of Eid-Ul-Hijja, iddi ya kuchinja (the Eid of slaughter) as the locals refer to it.

The ninth day of Dhul-Hijjah is the Day of ‘Arafah, since it is on this day the pilgrims…

The freelance market is the new gold. It has of course been exacerbated by the Coronavirus. According to Adam Ozimek Up Works Chief Economist, freelancing has increased by 36% in 2020 unlike in 2019. With most people out of jobs, everyone turned to freelance as a means of hearing an extra coin. Just like every other Genzer, I decided to tap into this market. The fact that most of the clients seeking such services were across the pond or in the United States made the idea more lucrative. Name one person who doesn’t like to be paid in dollars. Precisely…

Candles, wine, bubble baths, face masks, and a vegan Charcuterie Board, this was my version of self-care. I’d drown my sorrows, career frustrations, the pandemic, and everything else in a 5 step self-care regimen that spoke to me.

I was part of the #Selfcare on Social media without realizing that this was another quick fix, an instant gratification move by capitalism that had gotten me thinking that a bubble bath will fix my problems. …

I have a one month, one book goal to achieve this year. This will translate to 12 books, an insignificant number to most bookworms but to yours truly, this is a step in the right direction. I have broken down the reading into different categories; in the first quarter, my focus was on financial books. Would I be a financial writer if I did not focus on this, I don’t think so. The books include:

  1. The richest man from Babylon by George S.Clason

2.The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham

3.Think and grow rich by Napoleon Hill and

4.Making Cents: by…

As a Kenyan, there are several things that we just don’t do. These range from talking openly about money or any investment that we are in. We never declare our sources of income either, yes this does include and also sharing our salary range. As Chris Rock mentioned, money is new to black people hence we either splurge or keep it a secret. No one, not even the intern will share their salary details. We are sworn to secrecy which unfortunately ends up working against us.

The Unclaimed Finacial Asset Authority (UFFAA)in Kenya has been running advertisements on different platforms…

I have been working remotely for the past one year and three months and for that period of time, it has been bliss, to say the least. Remote working has revolutionised how I approach work, how I work, and most importantly it has given meaning to work-life balance. I have a healthier diet as a remote worker, spend enough time with myself and family, get time out and at the same time stay productive.

Remote working and productivity is still a heated topic. This has been accelerated by the fact that most superiors do not believe that their employees can…

Before the pandemic hit, a typical day for me would start at 5.30 a.m. I’d wake up pray my fajr salah, shower and prep for the day. I’d leave the house at 7.00 a.m as I was expected to clock in by 9.00 p.m. Just like 31% of Kenyans who use public transport in Nairobi, I’d hope on a matatu and make my way to work. A whistle here, a catcall there as I make my way to the stage is the norm. Should it be? NO, but what I’m I to do? As I get into the matatu, the…

Let’s take a trip down memory lane, shall we? Let’s bask in the sun that warmed our homes and the beauty of soul Sundays and pancakes. The nice festivities ignited excitement into our innocent lives. The tantrums that we threw or maybe tried to because who would dare throw a tantrum in an African home?

The best thing about being young and innocent is the failure of understanding how the world moves. No one tells you that money is needed nor do they mention it when it is short, because of this most of us have an unidentified trauma when…

It is exactly two weeks since I celebrated Eid- Ul- Fitr. Slowly but surely my body has gotten acclimatised to having three instead of two meals a day. Ramadhan is over and Muslims around the world are currently observing Shawwal, the 8th month in the Islamic Calendar. It is Sunnah to fast for 6 days in Shawwal and this is what most of us are observing.

Ramadan last year was different, I shared about the Zoom Iftar parties and the lack of the congregation prayers Tarawih. This year with Covid- Vaccines and a resilient Ummah, most of us were able…

Mukanda Maombola

Vegan,foodie,stylist,empath, Femininst, Meninist

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