She Blossoms for Lupus – A Concert for Hope

We are so excited to announce our first event of the year! The She Blossoms for Lupus Concert for Hope will be held at Shalom House, Daniel Comboni Road, Dagoretti Corner (where Sauti Academy is). The event is curated by Lahani's Kibali Muriithi, and will showcase performers such as Jemedari, Ach13ng, Serro and Ayrosh. It is sponsored by All for Cars International, Storymoja Festival and Shalom House. Come join us for the music, food and drinks and loads of information about Lupus in Kenya!

Let It Not Stop You By Doreen Saringi

“Well, it is lupus, it was lupus all along. It was never arthritis, neither was it an allergic skin reaction! Too bad we didn’t think of it earlier.” When your doctor finally clinches the diagnosis, you breathe easier; your heart rate slows steadily and eventually normalizes. For the first time in years, here is the name of what has been ailing you, and thank God it is no cancer. Thank goodness it is just a disease with a long fancy name; Systemic Lupus Erythematous (SLE), everyone would forgive you for thinking it is a name…

Journey With Lupus – A Life Story

Over the years since my diagnosis, I've been asked to tell my story. I've always declined. Very few people knew I had Lupus. In fact, when circumstances forced me to hold fundraisers to get money together to go to India, some thought it was a new diagnosis. The truth though, is that I have lived, loved, worked and played while battling with Systemic Lupus Erymathotus. My diagnosis did need to be upgraded due to the development of secondary autoimmune conditions. Due to a situation of gross medical mismanagement, this in addition to the progression of…

Bring Carol Home – Lupus Diaries

The Kenya Lupus & Kidney Foundation in conjunction with Share Love and IncreativesKe have planned a fun event titled Bring Carol Home Photo Shoot at the Nairobi Arboretum on November…

I've said it before, I'll say it now, Lupus is an incredibly challenging journey. Every single Lupus survivor I know is an amazingly tenacious soul. It’s the only way to keep on the journey of life while coping with everything Lupus throws at you. Be tenacious and resilient at heart. ♥ ♥ ♥ A few weeks ago,  Nelly Mwendwa contacted…

She Blossoms for Lupus Awareness

It sounds a little weird doesn't it. She Blossoms. For Lupus. And yet, she does. I've promised to explain to a few people where the 'She Blossoms' came from. If you've been following my journey, then you would know that I've been a writer longer than I've been a Lupus Awareness advocate. A long time ago,seven or eight years ago, I was in a writing workshop, and were asked to consider what animal or plant best described us. I thought for a while, and since we were allowed to ask family members, I reached out.…

Music, Poetry, Art & Literature for #LupusAwareness

Join us on October 30th of 2016 to enjoy music, poetry, art and literature, alongside conversations about Lupus. Living with Lupus is definitely no fun. But She Blossoms wants to make Lupus Awareness a little fun. The venue is the beautiful gardens of 910 James Gichuru Road which have hosted other amazing events such as Lahani, and where you can find the incredible Fresh & More Bakery. We will share the line up of artists not very long from now, so that is something you can look forward to. Until then, please mark your calendar!