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BROKEN SUIT

#StyleByBarbzy! All these looks could go well with a pair of awesome kicks, yeah?!

Try them out!

Urbanitte

Hello lovelies!! Today is Friday and you know what that means??? It’s all things Fashion. I personally had a long week and quite frankly I am glad the weekend is here- time for some R & R, you know what I mean? Yes so let’s get on to it!

Today I want to talk to the guys, yes men- you need to be catered for as well and I am sure today’s read will be an eye opener for you to look extra great! So the broken suit. What is it? Why wear it? You may ask these questions.

The suit was widely embraced in the 19th Century but it’s origin are traced back to the 17th Century where King Charles II was the custodian of this invention. Yes, kings and queens are the people who founded and catapulted designs of fashion before the Industrial revolution. You can read widely…

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THE MURSE

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hello lovelies!!!! I hope your day is coming along well, despite the cold and your week was good. TGIF!!! I have a friend whose favorite day of the week is Friday!!! Not saying its you Joy (Eye emoji). SO today I would like to talk about the man purse also known…

THE RED UMBRELLA FUND’S GLOBAL CALL FOR APPLICATIONS IS OPEN

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The Red Umbrella Fund’s global Call for Applications is open until 1 August 2016.

Is your group, organisation or network led by sex workers?

Do you agree that sex work should be recognised as work?

Do you contribute to building and strengthening the sex workers’ rights movement(s)?

The Red Umbrella Fund gives grants to sex worker-led groups and networks that are registered or unregistered. In 2016, we expect to make about 20 core funding grants to local, national and international sex worker-led organisations and networks.

Apply for a grant here.

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Study, 70 per cent of Water Consumed in Nairobi and Kisumu Contaminated with ARVs

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24 pharmaceuticals- the highest concentrations being antibiotics and ARVs, used to treat HIV and malaria are found in rivers, waste and ground water in Nairobi and Kisumu counties.

This is according to a study, Occurrence Patterns of Pharmaceutical Residues in Waste Water, Surface Water and Ground Water of Nairobi and Kisumu, Kenya, conducted by the University of Eldoret in collaboration with Ghent University, Belgium.

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Drowning

Maalika Kazia

A few weeks ago, someone very close to me began suffering from depression. Nothing in particular triggered it. It is not a reaction to a painstaking event which unfolded out of thin air. At least not something starkly visible.

This person is in his 7th week of this ordeal. He has been diagnosed with “severe depression”.

I may look at this person as a separate entity from myself. As someone “other” from my own flesh. But what he is feeling and cannot express pains me as if it is my mind which is drowning itself in this disease. With an almost domino-like effect, all those people who try and try to keep him afloat are drowning in this ocean of despair he is immersed  within.

Depression is a disease. A disease with causes, symptoms and treatments. Yet, many members of society look upon it as a mental prison of choosing…

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