TAKING OFFENSE

I am one of those few people who believes that you can joke about anything, a belief held by few. It doesn’t mean those few are right or wrong. How can you expect a rape joke to make laugh someone who has been raped? I get it. Things are rarely as simple as they seem. I get it when people are offended by certain subjects but what offends you doesn’t necessarily offend others and vice versa. Where is the line? Is there a line? In this 2018 world, where everyone is over sensitive, it has become perilous to make fun of anyone and everyone. What is the difference between a joke and a statement? One cannot make fun of gay people or women or black people or disabled people? You sure can. It all depends on how the joke is constructed and told. … More TAKING OFFENSE

SO, LET’S TALK ABOUT BEING FAT, OVERWEIGHT, AND OBESE!

Oooooh the subject! It’s one of those untouchable subjects. I mean, it is an explosive, filled with nitroglycerin subject. I personally did some research and based my article on verifiable, empirical facts. That’s all I did. Everything on this article is based on scientific research done by experts. I am simply a writer, not a … More SO, LET’S TALK ABOUT BEING FAT, OVERWEIGHT, AND OBESE!

ABADIASPORAS…UNE IDENTITÉ DRÔLE.

Il existe une déchirure dans les cœurs d’une partie des Burundais et Burundaises qui vivent à l’étranger. Ce gouffre est le résultat d’une émigration volontaire et involontaire ou d’une expatriation comme les européens installés en Afrique aiment bien dire. Quand un européen va vivre et travailler en Afrique, c’est un « expat » mais quand un Africain … More ABADIASPORAS…UNE IDENTITÉ DRÔLE.

LA PANDÉMIE M’A RENDU FORT ET FAIBLE.

Commençons par les forces. J’ai acquis ces dernières grâce au confinement qui fut en vigueur pendant la majorité de l’année 2020 au Québec. Disons qu’être confiné toute la journée et la soirée, carrément 24 heures, pousse toute personne à se regarder dans le miroir, au propre comme au figuré. Cela m’est arrivé et j’ai dû … More LA PANDÉMIE M’A RENDU FORT ET FAIBLE.

MY GREEK SIDE.

I was told I don’t talk about my Greek side much, and I realized the person was right. I guess it might be because most of my readers are Burundians, and I talk about subjects they might identify with a bit more. Yet, I do have a Greek side; I ain’t light skin, ok? I … More MY GREEK SIDE.

BON DÉBARRAS, MADAME!

J’ai parlé de ce sujet apparemment épineux avec plusieurs personnes au fil des ans. Il est fascinant comment nous pensons en tant qu’être humains et combien nos avis diffèrent avec le temps, l’âge, l’expérience, la religion, etc. Et surtout, combien les gens, ont une fâcheuse tendance à s’attacher à un mot ou une phrase et … More BON DÉBARRAS, MADAME!

HE FOUND JESUS…

Once upon a time, I was at a party, with my people. I saw one of my friends going to the balcony and I decided to join him. I slid the door open after him, and I immediately felt the evening breeze that Montreal so graciously and abundantly offers during the summer. We shared a … More HE FOUND JESUS…