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Dear 8 - 20 year old Karen,

I’m going to try and squeeze a great amount of apologetic phrases into approximately 400 words so please bear with me. I write this as if …
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Stories for the Journey

You are nervous, unsure and do not remember the last time you were this self conscious. It's your second week in America and the first at yo …
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Dear Old me - Jonah

It’s funny how the young me is the old me now haha! This letter should probably be filled with warnings based on what I’ve lived and wha …
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Being or becoming a MAN

Being or becoming a MAN in the African culture has several stages and phases, some physical, but most just grey unspoken areas of Machoness. …
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Adele Onyango

I did not know how important it was to know and love myself until I was 23 years into my life. I think maybe it was because until then, I ha …
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dear-njoroge
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Dear Njoroge,

Greetings young STAR, I bow humbly at your feet in recognition of your divine spark cosmic wanderer. Born with the blood of a slave but b …
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Letter to my Younger Self - Oyunga Pala

I understand the frustration. At 15 years of age you are convinced that life is unfair. How are you going to cope now that father is dead? W …
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Dear 15 Year Old Njoroge

Hey! How is it going over there? Have you adjusted to boarding school life? The cold showers in second term? new food? harassment? making …
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Tamara

I know you want to shave your sideburns (I don’t know why you want to use Veet. It smells toxic and will only make those sideburns grow th …
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Exposing Yourself; Finding Mu.

Dear Teenage Mu, You are a strange creature, and that is where your beauty lies. If there is one thing I could tell you that you need to re …
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Sofia...the inside story

Dear Sofia. Wangechi; depending on who’s addressing you. I’d like to refer to you as Mini-me (eventually you’ll watch Austin Powers an …
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BE YOU

So, High School isn’t quite turning out like you thought it would? I’m cringing on the outside, remembering what you are going through n …
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This too shall pass but don’t let it just pass

Well this is awkward. You’re stubborn, I’m stubborn, but we’ll do our best here. …
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