Loving Patriarchy Princesses

Sisterhood is powerful, I say this everyday, Bell Hooks says this, Audre Lorde said this, Sylvia Tamale says this, any feminist you know has said and continues to say this. Ever since womyn began to organize against patriarchy and other forms of oppression by men, we have recognized that our best bet for community, love,…

Shattering The Culture of Silence

Raise your hand if you are a victim of some kind of sexual assault, if you have had to mentally police your clothing, your actions, your location, and your company because of the unending fear of assault. Keep your hand raised if in many instances you’ve chosen to look the other way, to pretend that…

The Girl Slave In Our Backyard

Watching CNN’s Freedom Project a few weeks back, I thought about how slavery never really went away. To me, it just evolved and ended up in some cases in our backyards. You heard me right. Our backyards. Right under our noses and no one really talks about it. You see in Nigeria, my birth country…

My Mothering is Fine; Your opinion of it is Not !

“Motherhood is a great honor and privilege, yet it is also synonymous with servant-hood. Every day women are called upon to selflessly meet the needs of their families. Whether they are awoken at night nursing a baby, spending their time and money on less-than-grateful teenagers, or preparing meals, moms continuously put others before themselves.”      …