Sexism in the Football Industry

The World Cup, an international men’s football tournament which occurs every four years, has just ended. Whether you are an ardent football fan like me or a patriot whose national team made it to the World Cup, this was an exciting, adrenaline-filled month. But as a feminist this was the time for a lot of…

The Dangers of Aspiring for a Better Africa

I recently had a mid-mid-life crisis; I threw caution to the air, left my job and did a bit of traveling (what’s a mid-mid-life crisis if not an excuse to re-live a more budget-friendly eat-pray-love?). My travels took me to Europe, and sitting on a park bench in Stockholm, I found myself a little heartbroken…

A show of true Allyship; The 101s!

Perhaps one of the most interesting things to observe, as a womyn who has constantly had to battle with and teach misogynists online is the reaction of men when they are called out by fellow men vis-a-vis when they are called out by me, or any other womyn. This observation, and conversations around unpacking what…

“Akarwa k’ abakobwa”

Nothing is as unraveling as a story heard for the second time under different circumstances. In Burundi, while in a junior high Kirundi Class, I learnt about a hidden and isolated place where unmarried pregnant girls were left to die. Some were even stoned to death. It was a tradition that even my teacher found…

Through a Feminist (camera) Lens

Marie Ainomugisha is an East African feminist creative using visual and literary mediums to tell and amplify stories about the people of Africa; centering the experiences of all who identify as women.  OF WOMEN  OF SOLIDARITY MARCHES ~ You can see more of Marie’s work at http://soafricane.com/. Follow her on instagram and twitter @soafricane