I wasn’t born free,

I was six when freedom walked out of prison to come find me,

I was too young to understand the system I had been living in,

Yet I was somehow aware of the shadows that system thrived in.

I wasn’t born free,

I was 10 when…

It’s been twelve months since I first saw your face

Twelve months since I first said your name

A calendar year since I first embraced my girl

Who came softly, gracefully, joyfully into this world

I remember how we couldn’t wait to meet you

It now seems impossible to contemplate…

Doing Life With You

You’re always on my side

No matter how much I fail

Even when the fault is mine

When my ugly rears, your loyalty perseveres

I’ve done nothing to deserve it

Often I’m not worth it

I make a mess when working through shit

Yet every time, you’re there to push…

A friend I follow on Instagram recently posted the meme: X marks your comfort zone, and off in the distance, Y marks “Where the magic happens…” Only when I saw the post — and double tapped it — did I realise, ‘Oh… that’s what’s happening to me!”

A simple image…

Powerful women surround me everywhere,

Though battered and bruised,

Though trampled on, abused,

I see you powerful woman,

Your strength shines through.

Your back strains under the burden,

Of all the odds stacked against it,

Your jaw tightens at the vicious whispers ,

And yet, you don’t flinch,

I see…

‘Oh My, You’ve Gained Weight, Hey?’

We’re all on this journey…

Unless you have the metabolism of Kenyan long distance runner, it’s likely that your weight will have fluctuated at least once in your life. I’m beginning to learn that, after 30, keeping your weight under control is a life-long battle. …

Who’s Teaching Who?

I’ve been out of school for a while, I won’t say how long, but every now and then a debate sparks amongst my group of friends as to what we learnt in school that we carried into our adult lives.

Looking back, one of the most lacking…

Facebook: Then & Now

Most social media markers will know that in 2014, Facebook flipped on us. They rolled out a change in algorithm and the happy days of freely communicating with our audience came to an abrupt end.

The new algorithm has brought organic reach to its knees. One of my pages grew…

Gail Odgers

Arsenal, Digital Marketing, Advertising, Strategist, Margarita’s, Youtube Addict ← In that order! Instagram: @MissGailis

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