no.2 Love

I was so close to simply shutting closed the screen of my device, calling it a night, giving up. 

But for … the love of the writer in me. 

My goodness! How many times have I done that? Used love as a cop-out that explains away an irrational decision. Or a better question, how many times have you done that?

*My goodness! How many times have I done that? Used love as a cop-out that explains away an irrational decision. Or a better question, how many times have you done that?* Panics!

“Love is just a feeling”

That girl, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

I love you so it’s okay.

I love that so I deserve to have it.

But does anyone really understand the sentiment it describes; philosophers, writers, musicians, psychologists have all tried to find some meaning? And we’ll let you decide for yourselves but we think what they serve a job in doing is arguing amongst themselves, confirming perhaps that what unites us – no not love – is our universal ability to agree to disagree on, well everything.

From Christian doctrines it is that Love is deeply cultivated in character; 

Love is patient

Love is kind

It does not envy

It does not boast

From Shakespeare, it is that Love is attraction, and is nearly always a winding suspenseful story.

All this to say, we started talking here on the Album interludes and dialogue that set apart Lauryn Hill’s solo debut album; The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, and we wound up here.

At love.

In love.

no.1 Womanhood

“Just start” or so everyone says, just when you already know you are meant to be starting and are in need of a different type of encouragement; like cake for example or other like desserts.

But we women are meant to be phenomenal if we are to go by Ms. Angelou, or second class citizens if it is Simone de Beauvoir you choose to follow. And going by the former for me, I am 100% ready for more than just a start.

At this start, this beginning, this very no.1 series on womanhood, I have chosen to make things a little clearer on what to expect here. Whilst we take on topics in our individual writing voices, we hope to give you fresh ideas and insights from not just ourselves but further out to others too.

For me in deciding on womanhood as a topic, I was connecting to something in a direct and personal way to my experiences so far, in relation to the empowering relationships I have enjoyed in the company of women starting with my Mum. But it’s not all deep, there are those light-hearted lyrics that we sometimes use as battle cries (thank you Beyoncé) and other bits.

I am looking forward to sharing all this and more with you this May!

Thanks for stopping by and see you at the jump.

Cherie by,

Ebun