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A brief reflection on culture (by Daniel Hailu)

This is a reflection from one of the #ArifWond (Cool Man) initiative members following a discussion with the renowned Alemayehu Gelagay on “Representations of Femininity and Masculinities in Ethiopian Literature” The other day we had a continuing debate on the power and limits of culture on gender relations in Ethiopian society at #ArifWond (literary means ‘cool guy’) –…

My (Feminist) Do’s and Dont’s

My husband is not a feminist. It is a strange thing for me, because much of the way he operates entirely aligns with my definition of feminism, but he absolutely refuses to take on the mantle of a feminist. And, of course, it is not just him – men and women who I trust, respect…

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Introducing New AF Writers

AF is thrilled to welcome on board two new feminist writers from Uganda, Godiva and Tricia, whose short bio’s are shared below. We look forward to sharing their thoughts and experiences among our growing community of AF writers. GODIVA AKULLO (Uganda) Godiva Akullo is a feminist lawyer and activist with a Bachelor’s degree in Law from Makerere…

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Voicing My Feminism

I wonder though, as a feminist are you always expected to be vocal? It doesn’t seem like an easy way to live life. That was the concern a friend shared with me a week ago. Although I did not have a fully formed answer to his question, I responded by sharing with him a quote…

The truth just ahead

My Feminist Truth

For me to talk about what feminism means to me, I would have to talk about my life story. Don’t worry, it will not be a step by step, real time recount of my entire life but the moments in my life that ultimately shaped my identity as a feminist. Now you have to know…