Ladies in Helmets: Interview with Founder & IWD #BalanceForBetter Karura Picnic

This past weekend, I had the privilege of leading a discussion on Balance for Better at the Workplace to celebrate the International Women’s Day that was on 9th March 2019.

Ladies in Helmets, a STEM oriented organization whose main aim is to create a platform for young women in the male dominated fields to network and grow together, ran by the 3 ladies above, Winnie, Sue and Stella, organized a picnic for both men and women at Karura on the Saturday, 10th March 2019.

May 2018. Let your intentions be transparent.

Cut clean like glass.

Calvin Klein One & Lancôme Hypnose — subtle and intimate fragrances that cut clean like glass and stay fresh all day — that I love and use.

Images, May 2018

May 2018. Calvin Klein One

Photos: Molo II

Molo II -January 2018, February 2018. A town stuck in poverty 50+ years since independence & crippled by post election clashes in recent years: 1992, 1998 & 2007/2008. It’s almost as if the town is stuck in a time capsule of its own nature.

Portrait Session: Fatou from The Gambia

Fatou and I met at the Murumbi Heritage Collection, and as there only one guide at the time, we ended up getting to acquaint ourselves. She is a lawyer by profession, and has been in Kenya the past few months to advance her education  at the African Leadership Centre (she showed me shots of her wearing the lawyer’s gown and cap). What I liked about her was her openness, and warm vibrance. She was also very camera friendly, and I enjoyed taking these shots of her. 
While I liked the currency and paintings side of the Art Gallery, she liked the fabrics and their colour more notably because she is from West Africa. And we all know that West Africans like bold colourful prints on their African fabric. Heck, it is no wonder that the Ankara hails from those sides. 
It was a bummer for her that she had worn plain neutral colours which I like, and would include in my wardrobe with glee. And when I told her this, she joked they are the British colours, and that she has noticed most Kenyans wear these “dull colours” and could be quite invariably because we inherited that colour bias from our colonizers the British. She is a cheeky one!

For those who are not well aware about The Gambia, it is a West African country, the smallest country in the mainland of Africa, and it is entirely surrounded by Senegal except along its western Atlantic Ocean coastline. Other than the Bahamas, The Gambia is the other country that uses the article “The” officially as a short standing name without the accessory ” Republic of”. Despite being the smallest country, with a population of about 2 million people, a third of them lived under the international poverty line of US $1.25 a day a decade ago. Their economy is mostly dominated by tourism, and supplemented by farming and fishing.

For these next portraits, we used my laptop as a prop for these nerdy/blogger shots, and they came out very well. I like the contrast between her and the background, and how well the decor of the Point Zero coffee shop accentuate the shots.

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Komarock Shrine – Photos

Machakos County, 5th November 2016 // ©

Daisy Moraa.

These shots were taken from the top of the Komarock Shrine. Every first Saturday of November -this is the third year in a row- some Catholic faithfuls, I included, walk 15 km to the shrine while saying all the 4 Mysteries of the Rosary to pray for vocation, and those who are entering the next stages of their lives. Especially those who finish uni – like me this year. This year, we filled two buses.