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Do social media posts about househelps expose class privilege in Kenya?
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Do social media posts about househelps expose class privilege in Kenya?

Posted between household items that have long lost their lustre and a blowdrier that has seen better days, is a smiling woman with a price of Sh17000 next to her face. Continue reading

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12 Weeks of creativity: The Artist Date
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12 Weeks of creativity: The Artist Date

This Friday, I took it upon myself to indulge in an ‘artists date’ inspired by Julia Cameron’s book The Artists Way. An Artist Date is solo excursion aimed at fueling ones creative juices by self nurturing your inner artist.

I decided to watch the play, The Room of Lost Names by Sitawa Namwalie. It was mind blowing. Being by myself saved me the usual commentary I would have indulged in if with a friend, especially during those awkward moments in Kenyan plays where actors stare into the distance but are actually looking directly into your eyes. Continue reading