Written by Njeri Athena
This post is for appreciating the men in my life. Real men. Men who stood by me when I needed them the most. Men like my father who, no matter how much we let them down, are still proud of their children. Men who laughed off our mistakes and made us feel better. Men who don’t take life too seriously. Men who love their families, who are there for their children – men who are dads, not just fathers.
Men who make really good friends. Men who know when to keep off because you are having a bad case of PMS. Men who kill spiders for us J. Men full of chivalry, who open doors and pull seats for us. Men who take us out and pick tabs, who tell us we look pretty even when we know they’re just being nice. Men who are quick to defend us. Proud men, men who love and are not afraid to show that they do.
Men who appreciate what women do for them. Men who are not quick to blame women for their shortcomings, men who appreciate that women too have a role to play in the world. Men who are not skewed, who don’t beat up their women at the slightest excuse. Men who don’t make women feel any less human.
Strong men, men who help us dig ourselves out of the holes we’ve dug ourselves in to. Men who are our backbones. Men who make us feel secure. Men who help us find ourselves. Men who give all other men a good name.
This post is for reminding the men in my life that you are loved, that I am forever grateful, that I too, in all my shortcomings, will be there for you whenever you need me.
And now, our weekly E-Zine:
The second part of the Creekside Princess episode Hey Soul Sister! comes a little late, but it is here!
Walking into Wabera Street from Mama Ngina Street is no fun at 3am. Especially when you’ve got all manner of paranoid fears bubbling in your head.
Wow, I can see my own breath. What happened to Hot January Nights in The City Under the Sun?!
When she did finally spot the BMW, there was the red glow of Samantha’s cigarette and swirl of smoke from her full lips.Ah, that was just imagination. The lips, not the smoke. It’s too dark to see 15 feet away. Read the rest.
A Review of Uta Do? By Agatha Verdadero [Review Done by Gideon Chumo.]
The Social Network – The Movie. – Chiira Maina’s Thoughts.
Lucy Kiarie & The Karagita Nightbirds – An interview by Njeri Tunguru.
That Smile – Beautiful Inside Out – With Imani Opar
Say Yes to Poetry! – The Punk’s Twilight Zone – With the Ivory Punk
She’s Within – Society & Identity – With Brenda Angwenyi
Green Monster by Christine Yienya – On Paper Mache
Have yourselves a fun week!