Guest Post – Sandra Tacko

A LOVE LETTER TO NAIROBI Nairobi, the City under the sun. Hi. I am Sandra Tacko and I am crazy amazing. Welcome to Lwile's blog! Dear Nairobi, H-O-M-E. Home. A four-letter word. A four-letter word that describes you in every possible way. Photo c/o @fidel_tall The unpaved roads. The traffic-laden highways. The chaotic CBD. The … Continue reading Guest Post – Sandra Tacko

JS Kicking Cancer’s Ass Theme 10 of 13: The Coping Mechanisms

After my mum was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer on Friday June 15, 2012, an ironically sunny afternoon, her oncologist recommended chemotherapy followed by a mastectomy then radiotherapy as her treatment plan. After eight rounds of chemotherapy my mum had a mastectomy in December 2012 followed by radiotherapy in January 2013 to target the … Continue reading JS Kicking Cancer’s Ass Theme 10 of 13: The Coping Mechanisms

Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

Book 27/30. My rating: 3 of 5 starsTifAni FaNelli. I mean, WTF nonsense name is that?!That being said, TifAni FaNelli is ViLe!!! I have never used that word to describe anyone before, either IRL or in a book I've read/TV show or movie I've watched, but fucking hell TifAni FaNelli is fucking vile!!! The worst … Continue reading Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

JS Kicking Cancer’s Ass Theme 9 of 13: The Second Born aka The Nurturer

My mother’s battle with breast cancer is not something I was open to talking about. I do not think I will even manage to fully delve into what that time of our lives was like for me because I am a really private person and it feels like I am sharing my deepest intimate thoughts … Continue reading JS Kicking Cancer’s Ass Theme 9 of 13: The Second Born aka The Nurturer

JS Kicking Cancer’s Ass Theme 8 of 13: The Cancer

October 13th is Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day. It is a day meant to bring understanding to the most serious form of the disease. Many people do not realise that breast cancer itself does not become deadly until it spreads outside of the breasts. In honour of Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day that was yesterday, … Continue reading JS Kicking Cancer’s Ass Theme 8 of 13: The Cancer

Straight Up and Dirty: A Memoir by Stephanie Klein

Book 26/30. My rating: 1 of 5 starsA few pages in and I just KNEW this was going to be a 1 star read.I did not like a lot of things about this book, most of all how really really REALLY clichéd the writing was. Honestly, if Ms. Klein can get a book deal with … Continue reading Straight Up and Dirty: A Memoir by Stephanie Klein