Life Lessons

Dear Donnalynn Civello, So I have just started reading your book “Life Lessons; Everything you ever wished you had learned in Kindergarten”. Well, truth be told I have just finished reading the Introduction section so technically I haven’t really started the book yet. At the end of the introduction you wrote that we should stay [...]

The Success of Others

While most of us would love to say that we are generous, loving and selfless enough to celebrate the success of those around us, this is not always the case. To be able to truthfully say that you are happy at EVERY great thing that happen to others while you are stuck in the same [...]

Flawed & (Still) Worthy.

Dear Brown Girl, It's been a struggle lately to even get up in the morning. Doubts have been clouding my mind and I know that no one has been more doubtful of me than well... me. You see, it's been a while since I came to this place of darkness and because it was unexpected, [...]

I’m Sorry and Thank You

Dear Brown Girl, Let me be clear, I am not apologising for being me. No, as someone who is still developing and finding out who I am meant to be, I admit that I have hurt people along the way. This is not to say that I also wasn't hurt and that they didn't do [...]


So, this week we have had Youth Week of Prayer in Wellington. I took one look at my schedule and knew straight away that it would be impossible to make EVERY night but I made a resolve that I would not use that as an excuse to not go at all. I had to make [...]

Can You Remember Who You Were?

Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be?k.w Dear Brown Girl, When we were 5 years old, our world may have been small but our dreams and ambitions were big. Our father's shoulders were the highest place and the scariest things were what could possibly be hiding under [...]

New Year, Same Me

Dear Brown Girl, It's a new year and it's still the same me. This year, I am not even going to attempt to lie to myself by claiming that I will have new year resolutions because who am I trying to fool? It would end up just like every year where I just simply give [...]

Alovili Home

Thank you for opening up a platform where people can express the darkness that they are going through. VungaLelenoa Dear Alovili Home, Mental Illness is something that affects so many of our people yet we either never acknowledge it or we just push it aside and never talk about it. Our youth suffer quietly and [...]

Spiritual Apathy

Dear Brown Girl, I sat in my chair and listened as Reno preached. The more I listened, the more I started to think about Spiritual Apathy. Apathy or being apathetic means that you lack interest, enthusiasm or concern and if we are showing detachment to God, why are we really here in church? What are [...]