Ingrained Sexism and Its Manifestations

This particular post is inspired by one of the most annoyingly sexist advertisements I have had the misfortune to watch, the terrible ways womyn’s voices have been misrepresented and continue to be absent among other sexist ways of  Uganda’s media. The advert, running or (which ran depending on if it finally stopped airing or not)…

Childfree Women And The Freedom To Choose

One fine evening during dinner, I started a conversation around being childfree and everyone stopped eating. In response to my rather culturally disturbing thoughts, I was given the “what the hell is wrong with you” look. Now, the displeasure at the table was understandable considering the fact that we were Africans, Nigerians to be specific.…

From Foetus to Woman

(Audio recording included)   We were foetuses when they mapped out our lives some of us would glide through birth canals break open wombs announce our arrival in bold wails we were born protesting then to be shushed at entry and later made to believe our voices mattered little   some of us in luckless…

Coming to terms with becoming like my mother

“Every woman becomes their mother. That is their tragedy. And no man becomes his. That is his tragedy” ~ Oscar Wild. Growing up, I was always told that I was her splitting image. Some even called me by her name adding “little” as a prefix. I never believed that though. I knew she was beautiful.…