If you are looking for greater focus and productivity, creating space is the key.

In a bustling coffee shop, in your car while you wait for a child, in an office, a library, or on your bed, where you create matters.

We all have fantasies of the perfect hideaway, stocked…


Fairytale relationships do exist when they are sustained by the small things.

This year has been marked by so much, but what will leave an indelible scar that I cherish were two moments death came to visit. Each time I was offered a lesson on just what love can be.

The year opened with the death of my children’s grandparents, Rueben and…


The Parent Immortal

As a teenager, the vampire myth appealed to me like no other. I romanticized the idea of living forever and of maintaining a hold on the youthful invincibility that even then I feared ending. …


Can white writers create characters of color?

In response to my article ‘What Does Positive Representation in Fiction Really Look Like?’, a reader posed the question, is it okay for white writers to have a main character of another race?

As questions of representation and appropriation rise and fall in our cultural dialogue, it is of no…


There’s a society-wide abusive relationship. Let’s end it.

I’ve been stuck in a loop, thinking about the changes that haven’t quite happened. The movements that rise and fall, again and again, gathering momentum as the public voice swells, only to fizzle out like a birthday balloon with a tiny hole.

It mirrors an abusive relationship but it’s almost…


11th — 17th October

Whether the ideas have slowed to a trickle or you’re just feeling curious and in the mood for a little reflection. Our weekly prompt is an invitation to ruminate on an idea and see what arises.

Be it poetry or prose you’d like to submit to us, or a journal…


I’m not scared of taking risks, I’m terrified of a life of regret.

I am terrified of regret.

I always have been, although that’s a strange preoccupation for a young child and I have no idea when it started. …


4th — 10th October

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How we manage the transitions of the seasons can tell us so much about how we manage our day.

It’s early morning and the house is still quiet, I stand in the open doorway leading to the garden. A cup in my hand, soles of my feet bare against the wood, cold air rushing around me trying to steal the warmth left over from my bed. …


27th September— 3rd October

Whether the ideas have slowed to a trickle or you’re just feeling curious and in the mood for a little reflection. Our weekly prompt is an invitation to ruminate on an idea and see what arises.

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ADEOLA SHEEHY-ADEKALE

Writing on the female experience, race, motherhood & self-development. Columnist at The Green Parent magazine. Follow me on IG @adeola_moonsong.

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