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“Intimacy” & domestic violence

It was two weeks ago – a casual Friday night. My friends and I exited a restaurant where we were having a meal to head to our next destination where a few meters away a young woman is screaming and crying as the man accompanying her attempts to drag her fallen body. She yells continuously…

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Nightmares that Eat You Alive

A dedication to Hanna Lalango and many other victims and survivors of gender based violence. (Audio recording included). When darkness swallows light And the predators come out in day or night And a girl and a woman’s plight Begin to dim along with everyone’s sight   When a perpetrator casts his demonic gaze When families…

JusticeforHanna

An Open Letter to H.E. Tedros Adhanom

Your Excellency, Dr. Tedros. I trust and hope this message finds you well among many i am sure. I write this to you as a disheartened citizen who is heartbroken by the manifestation of the latest violence committed against a 16 year old female student – Hana Lalango. As you may well be aware of…

She that Dreams

She that dreams has built a nation Her ideas the pillars and foundation Lodged in the crevice of her imagination She that dreams is the engine of transformation   She that dreams has dared to touch a heart Her words the carriage that draws the cart Enabling others to draw their art She that dreams…

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Involved Fatherhood

As urban living transforms with the demands of modernity, so do cultural norms. And so it is inevitable that gender roles will begin shifting as well. A few weeks back i was thrilled to listen to progressive Ethiopian fathers share their tales of involved fatherhood on the radio. Beyond assuming the role of “provider” to the…