I disappeared for a good few months and although this isn’t an explanation, this is a return to doing what I love, writing and I hope to continue to connect with you all.

I often find myself towing the tentative line between vulnerability and self-preservation. I have a proclivity to openness, perhaps that is why my chosen medium is often blogging, think-pieces or articles. The ambiguities of poetry and fiction are so alluring to me, but I am drawn to honesty that is more black and white. This is a big reason why I haven’t written in months, for myself…


I decided that I am going to write every evening and call it Check Ins With Itunu as I navigate the second lockdown in the UK. Read on for today’s check in

I missed yesterday’s post of the night but to be honest I didn’t have much to say and today in some respects is the same. I binge-watched Grand Army on Netflix and have one episode left to go. Set in a high school in America the series explores the topics of sexual assault, race, sexuality etc. with the foundational theme being identity. I adore anything coming of age…


Flights & Feeling Podcast- would recommend for super insightful conversations

I decided that I am going to write every evening and call it Check Ins With Itunu as I navigate the second lockdown in the UK. Read on for today’s check in

Today I woke up late for my 11am Bible study (cue face-palm) but proceeded to have a semi-productive day. Saturdays are laundry days so I did some laundry, some cooking and unbraided my cornrows, just simple tasks that made the day feel meaningful. While going about these tasks I listened to a really profound podcast episode called ‘The Cope of Unimpressiveness’. In the podcast, host Joseph Solomon and…


Citation can be watched on Netflix (image via. Netflix)

Today has been a good day. I had one of those random long phone calls where you speak about everything and anything and it was so needed. There have been times on social media where I’ve seen people ask ‘how do you marry one person, don’t you run out of things to talk about?’ and I remember reading a response that essentially asked ‘do you run out of things to say to your family and friends?’ A very valid question and funny rebuttal. …


Yellow Springs Ohio, Home to Dave Chappelle

I decided that I am going to write every evening and call it Check Ins With Itunu as I navigate the second lockdown in the UK. Read on for today’s check in.

I have been procrastinating this evening, unsure of what I want to write in today’s entry. Today I had work, listened to podcasts and went out to buy a bunch of snacks. Although I’m not completely miserable, the reality of spending the next month in my house is not filling me with much joy. There’s gratitude though, for my job, health and loved ones. However, there’s a kind…


Trump vs Biden (USA Today)

I decided that I am going to write every evening and call it Check Ins With Itunu as I navigate the second lockdown in the UK. Read on for today’s check in.

I made a half-hearted attempt to stay up until the early hours of the morning to watch the US elections. Laying on my bed, I placed my laptop on the side watching BBC Live and tried to listen to the speculations about whether President Trump will get more votes than Joe Biden in Florida. The news reporters explained that Florida was an important state when it comes to…


Might have to give this read

I decided that I am going to write every evening and call it Check Ins With Itunu as I navigate the second lockdown in the UK. Read on for today’s check in

I made a little mistake at work today and the way it was addressed and the way I received it highlighted to me the importance of delivery. I also became aware of my own growth when it comes to taking advice. So I had made this mistake unbeknownst to me and a good hour or so after the mistake was made my colleague brought it up casually with…


Chloe Ting …nuff said

So about 30 minutes ago I decided that I am going to write every evening and call it Check Ins With Itunu as I navigate the second lockdown in the UK.

Right now I’m sitting in my room which I ‘cleaned’ while talking to my best friend after work. My desk is relatively tidy, which is incredibly rare and I am sitting on the new office style chair my dad bought for the house months ago and left in my room a few days ago. I usually sit in my bed, read in my bed, watch YouTube in my bed…


itunu, nigeria (circa. early 2000s)

This letter is written in response to a letter titled For the diaspora, on the occasion of our Independence Day by Lewechi.

To The Ones at Home, on the occasion of our Independence Day,

I write this letter cautiously, not quite sure which possessive word suffices to describe our relation to Nigeria. Is it your country alone because you breathe its air in a way that some of us haven’t done since Detty December or since we were just children? …

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Writer, Speaker and Podcast Host, Itunu is passionate about creating content that challenges thought and initiates change. https://linktr.ee/itunu_speaks

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