Hello everyone, my name is Yemisi Ilesanmi and I am elated to be invited to join the Freethought blogs. My blog name is YEMMYnisting, the YEMMY is a ‘westernised’ short form of my name and nisting could mean ‘gisting’ or ruminating but I doubt if it means listening, but I do try.
Why I joined the already saturated blogosphere
I am indeed amazed at the tremendous opportunity provided by free blogs and other social networks that make communication and sharing opinions just a click away, right at our fingertips! I have come across some amazing blogs, especially here on FtB. I have shared and learned from bloggers’ experiences; the releases, the rants, the frustrations, the compassion, the need to reach out, build bridges and of course the opportunity to be very opinionated! I started blogging seriously in 2011 to share my opinions and I have been and continue to be enamored and enriched by the experience.
What is this blog all about?
YEMMYnisting is a space for me to open up and share significant parts of my life with my online readers, comment on general issues and share my opinion on happenings in the society.
My tagline is ‘Proudly Feminist, Proudly Bisexual and Proudly Atheist’. These tags are not things I do part time or caps I take off when things get hot, as they often do, it is simply my life. I live it every day, every minute, actually every second with no apology.
As a feminist who is conscious about the need for equality, I blog about feminist issues, and share my feminist thoughts on equality for all.
My posts also touch a lot on sexuality and diversity. I belong to the “queer” group and identify as a bisexual, although the B in the LGBT is often silent and silenced, I do my best to bring visibility to the B in LGBT.
I am from an ultra-homophobic environment and I use my posts to create awareness on sexual orientation and also break the deafening silence on so called “taboo” subjects. I recently self-published an advocacy book titled ‘Freedom To Love For ALL: Homosexuality Is Not Un-African’. It is available in paperback and kindle editions on Amazon, I hope you will check it out and order your copy.
YEMMYnisting is also a place I talk about religion and my lack of belief in God(s); I am an atheist, from one of the most religious countries on planet earth, Nigeria, so that figures.
And talking of “Figures”, I also moonlight as a plus size model. Once in a while, I share my interest in plus size modeling and my campaign for better representation of plus size women in the beauty and fashion industry, with some pictures of me on the runway (mostly in my dreams) but I do have some nice photoshoots to share.
One great advantage of checking out my page is that you get to read some of my beautiful poems for free! Yes, you can add ‘Poet’ to my endless talents; actually I work at it to make it rhyme, so not sure about the ‘talent’ bit. Anyway, I love turning emotions into words that rhymes and I share some of my poems on my blog, all copyrighted! My collection of poems will be published towards the end of the year; I hope it makes it into a top ten Xmas gift!
You can also join my YouTube channel where I sometimes pose before my laptop camera to make some very salient points. My YouTube channel is also named YEMMYnisting and I go by the username Sexyyemmy, please don’t ask me why! Let’s just say I am sexy and I know it. If anything, my username is proof that being sexy does not impair the use of our evolved brain, as so many seem to automatically assume. Just doing my bit for humanity, lol! And oh, you can also check me out on Twitter where I am learning to tweet like a bird, albeit unsuccessfully cos this bird loves chirping too much to be restricted to a 140 words limit! Hopefully you will follow me on Twitter @yemmynisting.
Do enjoy my blog, your constructive comments and suggestions are welcomed. And if there are issues you’d like me to write on, please feel free to let me know. I appreciate diverse views but I have zero tolerance for hate comments. Actually, it is a health issue; I am truly allergic to self-inflicted ignorance especially when it attacks in the form of hate speech. In such cases, I won’t hesitate to use the block button.
I look forward to having a beautiful if sometimes bumpy ride with you all. Thanks!