That dreaded “tell me about yourself” question.

I wrote my first story at age 12. It was a fictional account of how I fell in a ditch full of mud and had to walk in embarrasment till I got home.

I later transitioned to global nonfiction work: I’ve written about societal expectations, gender based violence, mental health among other issues.

My stories have been published by The Star Newspaper, The Standard Media, Business Insider South Africa, The Youthing Magazine, Postamate, The Mt. Kenya Times, Sawt Al Mowatin, The Western Kenya Times and others.

I have trained students from Morocco, Liberia and Kenya on Journalistic Writing.

In 2020, I was nominated by Xtreme Awards as blogger of the year. The same year, I was shortlisted for Mental Health Blog Awards.

As a youth advocate, I envision a society that embrace socio-economic developments that will change the scope of life among young adults.

In 2021, I collaborated with UNESCO and Mahatma Gandhi Instute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) to push the Kindness for the Sustainable Development Goals youth campaign.

I’m passionate about the issues facing the youth, social entrepreneurship and the society at large.

Outside of work, I enjoy drinking coffee, watching cat videos on YouTube and ranting on social media.

If you’d like to discuss a collaboration, please email me at theogonji@gmail.com

My column on societal issues | The Star Newspaper
My column on societal issues | The Star Newspaper
TVET Magazine article on mental health


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