You are so far away

I used to pride myself in always picking a new country to visit instead of being comfortable revisiting the same one over and over. And then, I fell in love; none of these new adventures mattered anymore; I had found the one adventure I wanted to pursue and no distance could stop me. Until I … Continue reading You are so far away

When your face is your crowning glory

If you are anything like me, you probably revere your face more than you do any other part of your body. Thing is, I often conflate my self-confidence with the state of my face; aka do I have scars? acne? disease? If yes, my self-confidence is below ground-level. I get the whole notion of loving … Continue reading When your face is your crowning glory

Lonely, but make it foreign

How did you spend your holidays? Did you get to go home, wherever and whoever that is, to find comfort? Did you get to unwind and reflect on the absurdity that was 2018? Or did you get lost in a new country surrounded by new people? Do you have any resolutions for this year? Or … Continue reading Lonely, but make it foreign

Mare Nostrum

You ever heard that joke of the Nigerian father who paid for his kid's swimming lessons? Anyway, it goes: the father saw the child drowning during their first swimming class and yelled; "Ayomide! Rise! Don't waste my money!"   That joke used to crack me up probably more than it should. Last week, during my … Continue reading Mare Nostrum

Si te vas, yo tambien me voy…

It has taken me way too long to put this blog post together mainly because it is about Peru and Peru has my heart. I was newly nineteen and almost done with my first year in college when I panicked. Literally, panicked. I did not want to go back home to my suburbs only to … Continue reading Si te vas, yo tambien me voy…

Fernweh, but with a passport

'Maame without borders' is supposedly a representation of my 'coming of age' story; me expressing myself without any boundaries or prescribed notions of who I must be in certain spaces. A piece of my story is my struggle to control my fernweh. Fernweh is technically the German word for wanderlust, but, think about it as being … Continue reading Fernweh, but with a passport