Perpetual Lessons

Life can be funny sometimes. We always say that we are all in the “school of life”; that learning never stops and we should always be teachable. Right? A few weeks ago, I had a chat with a friend of mine and the basis of the conversation was how much life constantly evolves. Do you…

Reflections

Day eighteen of social distancing and i could damn well be losing my mind. Who knew that staying in the house could be so excruciating? I can only imagine how difficult it must be for people living alone, or far from their loved ones. It is not an easy thing to do. But i like…

The 21st Century Graduate

I firmly believe that the most difficult phase of anyone’s life is that period between graduation and when your career finally takes off. And that is mostly between the ages of twenty four and thirty. At this point, you find yourself facing the most difficult decisions that you never really thought you had to make….

A Little Bit Different

When you are a non-conformer , a lot of things become a challenge. Perhaps because we are raised in a society that teaches us how to follow the rules and go by the book. Perhaps because we are taught to be takers, and question nothing. But you see, there are those of us that have…

What About The Maldives?

If I was to describe the Maldivian Islands in one word, I would say “relaxing”. I know. So cliche, right? But for those of us in our late twenties, going through a million phases and working so tirelessly to keep our heads up, a break from the usual in such a splendid country is more…

Take A Breather!

I like to joke a lot about my journey as an adult. Something that masks the reality of growing up and being independent. I tell my friends that the hardest part about growing into an adult is learning and mastering the art of breathing. It really is an art, at this rate. Someone was talking…

A Little Bit Of Heart

Well, hello there. It has been yet another hiatus for me, and at this rate, I am beginning to believe that these phases are a part of life. I took some time off to focus on my studies again. Have you ever been so affected by a situation that pretty much has nothing to do…

It’s Pageant Season II

Well, it’s almost pageant season once again and the specific country competitions are kicking off! As usual, each country is picking the best of the year’s entrants to participate in the final show. To be more specific, the contestants for the 2019 Miss USA edition have been announced, and boy is there competition!!! They are…

Ghana Stole My Heart!

It has been three years since I made my first trip to Ghana, and I simply cannot believe that there is no article on this website about it. On the evening of the fifth day of April in 2016, I embarked on a trip to Accra, courtesy of my good friend, Silvia Naa Commodore. I…

A Resounding “Why”

Our actions in life are guided by a variety of reasons. Some people work because they have been taught that having a job equals success. Some work because they have no choice and they need a means of income for survival. Some work because they enjoy what they do and their jobs are actually income…

Great, but not okay.

In the spirit of mental health awareness, I think it is safe to say that depression and other mental disorders have become a global catastrophe that demands everyone’s attention. Last week, I read, in great shock, articles online about a number of people that had committed suicide in a span of two days. Four of…

The Family Unit

As a young child, you really do hold a lot of expectations. You believe in love. You believe in the family unit. You believe in growth. You believe in friendship. And you see a lot of potential in your own future; nothing can dare dim your shine. But the more you grow, the more the…

The Pivotal Years

I think the most dangerous thing about growing up is that period when you are in your mid to late twenties. No wonder they are called the pivotal years. This is the period in your life that carries the incredible power to either make or break you. And, for some reason, it always feels like…

Like An Eagle

On so many occasions, we’re often asked, “If you were an animal, what animal do you think you would be?” I hear a lot of people say they would be lions. Mostly lions. Perhaps because the lion is the king of the jungle. That he exudes power and prowess. But not me. Every time someone…

The Three C’s: A Linda Gatere Version

Hello there, and, happy new year! After quite a lengthy hiatus, I am more than glad to be back on my website to share more insight and some inspiration. I have come to realise that, in as much as we pride ourselves in the ability to multitask and do much at once, life can indeed…

The Victoria’s Secret 2018 Show

Another year, another Victoria’s Secret fashion show, and I am here for it!! I cannot remember a time when I was not so obsessed with this show. For most models across the globe, being a Victoria’s Secret Angel is the ultimate goal; a dream. A few weeks back, I wrote Callbacks and Confirmations , happy…

Georgian Delight

Georgia is a country in the border of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. It lies bordered by the Black Sea on the left, Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Turkey. Georgia is predominantly Christian, and it’s history dates back to as far as the fourth century. I was travelling with a friend of mine called Karen for…

A Trip To Bali

Towards the end of last month, I knew I had leave coming up in October, but I was not quite sure where I wanted to go. Nairobi was not quite an option seeing as I had already gone home three times since moving to Doha. I wanted something different. I thought of Bali, Indonesia. It…

The Power Of The Mind.

“Whatever the mind can conceive, it can achieve” I recently started reading a really great book, The Magic Of Thinking Big. Over the past couple of months, I have found myself reading more books than I have in the past five years. Perhaps because, as the days go by, I realise more each day that…

Callbacks And Confirmations.

For most models, the ultimate goal is to walk the Victoria’s Secret runway. With the results of castings trickling in, we are so proud to see the number of women of colour set to walk the runway later in the year. As a black woman and activist, such gestures and wins for fellow women of…

The Value Of Friendship

One of the best kept secrets in life, is the value of friendship. We’ve heard about this, but, do we really understand it? On many occasions, we’ve been told that, “You are the average sum of the five people closest to you”. I came to realise, a while back, that the people you have in…

It’s Pageant Season!

If anyone was to ask me now what i think about pageants, in one sentence I would say, “Pageants build character“. Most people would most likely beg to differ, but i have my reasons and insights.Having actively participated in pageants for the past five years, I could say a lot about it. I’ve had the…

Beyond The Horizon.

You’ve been there before. You’ve thought about it countless times. You’ve done your research. You weighed in on the pros and cons. But you’re still here; undecided. Its human nature. You know how life has a way of unleashing surprises on you? Just when you think you have seen it all, something new comes along….

The School Of Life.

They really do not prepare you for these things. You grow up under the illusion that your greatest decision in life will be whether or not you make it to university based on your grades. You somehow imagine that from then on, everything else will somewhat work itself out. Your job. Your career. Your life….

Florals And Stripes!

  Well, in case you may not have noticed yet, florals and prints are the fashion trends taking over 2018. Halfway into the year, and we can confidently conclude that florals and prints are the signature looks this year. It could be a dress, it could be palazzo pants, or shorts, or a jumpsuit. Whatever…