Why is it that youth need to be ‘empowered’?Who were our parents building for all along?We have never been“The next generation” –From the moment we were bornWe had a part to play.They told us to wait and watch.We were children thenAnd now we are adultsAnd it is becoming increasingly obviousHow foolish it is to keep […]Read more "For the youth"
It’s easy to think That the only useful parts Of our story Are the victories; The well implemented model The picture perfect event The thriving relationship. These are the parts we are Most inclined to share with others- Our journey of overcoming. But human life is littered with setbacks, Our good days are punctuated with […]Read more "Everything is data"
Fed me well. I grew up on the stuff, It taught my tongue How good food tastes Gave my belly an appreciation For wholeness And sustained me in my youth. So much of what I am today Is only possible because of it. Coming home is more than seeing Familiar places And missing old faces […]Read more "Father’s bread"
Sometimes we get interruptedOn our way,Thrown together by fate for a whileWith people we thoughtWe’d only be with temporarily.United by strange circumstancesAnd inconvenienceAll trying to make sense of the momentAnd find the best way out of it.Yet what we found is thatThe mud did more than stick our feetTo the ground,It also bound our hearts […]Read more "Stuck in the mud"
Sometimes our heartsArrive at placesThat our minds can’t quiteMake sense of,Entire landscapes of emotionWith no landmarksFor our cognition.Words failWhile feelings rage,Knowing things deeplyThat we are yet to findA language for,Tasting feelingsWith no menu of thoughtSitting in a familiar roomAnd all at once feelingAs thoughYou never knew it.Meeting a personAnd wishing you could talk;Knowing that theConversation […]Read more "How did we get here?"
I do not feel at home in a hut. I have never lived outside Africa either. I have a Shona name. No English name. No middle name. And I insist on being called by it. Properly. English is my strongest written and spoken language yet there are certain things deep in me that i can […]Read more "On being ‘truly African’"
Dr Kudzai Zvenyika, a chiropractor, speaking to patients in Gutu,Zimbabwe. The burden of musculoskeletal disorders is greatest amongst the poor and elderly particularly those living in rural communities (1). In countries like Zimbabwe where a series of economic meltdowns have significantly decreased the quality of life of millions, the health inequality gap between the haves […]Read more "Chiropractic for the most vulnerable"
If the people under your care have to do gymnastics to get simple stuff done, lets call it what it is: a failed system. If people have to bribe to survive , don’t be hard handed on the bribery without considering why they are doing it in the first place. If your ecosystem only benefits […]Read more "Gymnastics"