To My Sisters; My Partners in Feminism

Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat her as something of a dirty joke. That’s their natural and first weapon. She will need her sisterhood ~ Gloria Steinem One thing sharing my lived experience as a woman and a feminist gives me is the opportunity to learn that another woman shares my story. That always outweighs opinions of other…

Ashenda

All space is shared. We have to care for others as well as ourselves. But as women, we do more of the former than the latter. However, some cultures and traditions are the exceptions to this rule. Some holidays come around and give young women the chance to shine and breath. Ashenda (also referred to…

On being ‘nice’

I was thinking about how I would start putting this down. Then I had a conversation with a friend. She had an encounter that was bothering her. As she told me what had happened, I asked when it occurred. She replied, a few hours ago – and she asked, ‘is it because  I was nice?’.…

Boardrooms are for women too!

There’s been a massive hype on diversity and inclusion worldwide and Africa has had her own fair share. Women are a whooping half of Africa’s population but it is pathetic to note that women make up less than a fifth of corporate board memberships. A 2015 research conducted by the African Development Bank on 307…

To Be A Woman: Lesson 1

I am a life-long student. This a report of the lessons I have learnt. I learnt that I should always sit with my legs together. That a lady does not sit with her legs apart- it is bad manners, they said. I learnt that shame was lodged in between my legs. My brother learnt to…