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Mental Health and Wellness

Autism Mom Advocating For Inclusion and Acceptance

Maria Muinde, 28, is a research assistant and an autism activist on and off social media after her 3 year-old son Shane was diagnosed with the condition over a year ago.

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Monica's Musings

The Day I was diagnosed with a Mental Disorder

I’m 27 and a week old and it’s been almost six years since I was diagnosed with a mental disorder. It’s also been six years since I was forced to take a step back and examine my personal biases against mentally ill persons.

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Green Stories

Mali kwa Mali: Kenya’s waste management culture

The climate change conversation has shifted in the last decade from a European and Asian
problem to one that involves all of earth’s inhabitants. The push towards a greener earth, however, has been dominated particularly by the West on what should be done and how it should be done, making it appear a Western ideal.

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Green Stories

Will you give up your plate of choma to beat air pollution?

Kenyans, we are a diverse lot that doesn’t always agree on everything except for the fact that a good chunk of us love meat, particularly beef and the different ways in which it is cooked.

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Green Stories

After Plastic bags, Should Kenya ban all Single-Use Plastics?

In Kenya, plastic bags were officially banned in August 2017, with it being considered the most stringent ban worldwide with a jail term of up to 4 years or a maximum fine of Ksh.4 million.

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Mental Health and Wellness

3 Reasons you shouldn’t share that scandalous photo online

It’s impossible to underscore the value social media has added to our lives but with that said, it has come with its own set of problems, key among them cyberbullying.

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Green Stories

Beauty from Ashes: Using old tyres to make beautiful sandals

I arrived a few minutes past noon at Village Sandals to the sweet mellow sound of Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds and the backdrop of red, yellow and green all around me, creating a small Rastafari heaven.

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Mental Health and Wellness

Patient’s Digging Deep to Access Mental Health Services

For many who have had the privilege of attending a basic economics or business course, one of the first concepts taught is the difference between a need and a want.

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Green Stories

Fireless Cooking: Combating Climate Change through Entrepreneurship

The urge to bite into a meal cooked with pure solar energy led me on a trip to the outskirts of the Kisumu city center, to a place known as Rabuor.

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Mental Health and Wellness

Depression, A Misfortune not a Fault

“As millenials we stare down the barrels of guns, why are we afraid of our truth?”
Seated across me, I’m not certain whether she is about to recite a poem