When bullying reaches its crescendo

As you all may know, unless you have been living under the proverbial rock, hit-maker and gospel musician Jimmy Gait has been cyber-bullied for his strange song titles, his awful cover of the hit song' Hello' by Adele and much more. Judging by the memes I have seen on social media, few people are taking his anguish seriously with one of those being media personality Larry Madowo. There is a popular series called ' Thirteen reasons why' that tackles the issue of suicide,bullying,sexism and depression. Though the series has attempted to accurately portray these issues it fails to some degree, turning the series into a revenge mission that lacks flesh and only results in anger, regret and pity. Suicide may seem ...

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The 'Great' Artistic Rebellion

Were it not for the fact that I abhorred Business studies, French did not tickle my fancy and Music had " ability to play an instrument to some degree" as a prerequisite; I would not have chosen Art and Design. I am a reluctant artist and you will rarely catch me sketching,painting or sculpting. Way back then, students as lazy- or unmotivated- as I would pay a professional to complete their projects for them. Considering the immense workload in other studies it did not seem so much as cheating as narrowing the competition to ensure spectacular results. I took Art and Design and learnt soon enough that some people are great artists whereas others are spectators. An Art lesson did not pass in which I did not wast...

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Watching,Waiting

If these walls could talk,oh the stories they would tell. However,as it stands, they only serve as a reminder of my entrapment. When people talk about depression they always take care to mention the sadness and struggle in performing the most mundane of tasks. They speak of drifting further away from their friends and family like black plastic polythene papers tarnishing our azure skies before landing in a once-clean river. They speak of self harm and feelings of worthlessness. What they fail to mention is the rage. This rage is what I have come to refer to as a "Rage against the Machine". In this case The Machine refers to all the existing systems and mores set in place by society that do not seem to accommoda...

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